Coed and Women’s Sailing Continue Fall Slate with Four Regattas

Burnes and Tang sail on the Charles.
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After opening the season with four regattas last weekend, Harvard sailing continues its fall season with four more races this weekend. A group of Harvard student-athletes will stay local to compete in the Tufts Invitational, the Hatch Brown Trophy hosted by MIT and the Regis Bowl, a women's regatta co-hosted by Harvard and Boston University. Finally, sailors will travel to Maine to vie for the Barnett Trophy, a regatta hosted by Bowdoin. 

Weather Forecast

Hatch Brown Trophy, Regis Bowl, Tufts Invitational (Boston, Mass.): Pleasant conditions are expected in Boston over the weekend. On the Charles River, highs range between 77 and 82 degrees. It will be significantly windier, however, with speeds at approximately 15 knots on Saturday, calming to about 11 knots Sunday. 

Barnett Trophy (Brunswick, Maine): Crimson heading to Brunswick can expect cooler temperatures with winds blowing around 13 knots. There is a 40 percent chance of precipitation Saturday. Overnight, the precipitation and wind will clear with sunny and calm conditions expected Sunday. 

What to Know

  • Coed sailors will look to build on the momentum from the opening weekend, highlighted by a third-place mark at the Harry Anderson Trophy.
  • The women's team finished fourth at the 2018 Regis Bowl matching their best finish during last year's fall season.

At the Helm

Head Coach Michael O'Connor has led the Harvard sailing program since 1997. During his tenure, O'Connor has led the Crimson to a coed national championship in 2003, a women's national championship in 2005, and a pair of team race championships in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Harvard has also won nine New England championships during O'Connor's span as head coach.

What's Next

The Crimson will compete in four states to participate in five regattas on Sept. 21-22. In store for Harvard sailing are the Mrs. Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth, the Hoyt Trophy at Brown, the Hood Trophy at Tufts, the Showcase Qualifier at Connecticut College as well as the Harvard Invitational.