Opening Weekend Features Four Top-10 Regattas for Sailing

Zennie Wey sails for Harvard
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's and co-ed sailing teams hit the water for the first time in the Fall 2019 season, putting up a trio of top-five performances while adding a top-10 effort. The weekend's best performance, a third-place finish for the co-ed team, came in New Haven, Conn., at the Harry Anderson Trophy. The co-ed team added a fourth-place finish at the Tufts Invitational Saturday, and a fifth-place mark at the Harvard Invitational Sunday. The women's team raced to an eighth-place mark at the Toni Duetsch '58 Regatta hosted by MIT.

Highlighting the weekend for the Crimson was the Harry Anderson Trophy. The Crimson scored 181 points, just behind Yale's 177 and regatta champion Dartmouth (160). In the A-Division, juniors Eli Burnes and Emily Wang led the Crimson to a second-place finish, scoring 84 points. Fellow junior Henry Burnes and senior Iulianna Tarista scored 97 points in the B-Division, securing third place.

At the Tufts Invitational, sophomores Eric Hansen and Katie Barkin led the Crimson. Their 15 points was good for a third-place mark in the B-Division. Junior Jonas Nelle and senior Zennie Way competed for the Crimson in the A-Division, helping the Crimson to a fourth-place overall finish.

Sophomore Emma Kaneti and junor Emma Jakobson competed for the Crimson in the A-Division of the Toni Duetsch '58 Regatta. In the B-Division, first-year Sarah Burn made her first career appearance for Harvard sailing. At the Harvard Invitational, Dylan Ascencios and Corinne Lee made their first career appearances and put up a third-place finish in the A-Division. 

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Harvard sailing will compete in five regattas next weekend (Sept. 14-15) across three states including the NEISA Singlehanded Championships in Connecticut.