Sailing Adds Third-Place Effort at Co-Ed Showcase Finals

Jonas Nelle sails on the Charles.
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team returned to the water over the weekend, racing at the Co-Ed Showcase Finals, the Oberg Trophy and the Yale Women's. The weekend's races were highlighted by a third-place performance at the Co-Ed Showcase in New London, Connecticut. The Crimson also raced to a sixth-place mark at the Oberg Trophy in Boston and had a 14th-place effort at the Yale Women's. 

 In the Co-Ed Showcase Finals hosted by Connecticut College, the Crimson was led by junior skipper Henry Burnes and senior crew Iulianna Taritsa. The pair placed second in the B-Division of the top-flight regatta, trailing only Boston University. The lead pair of juniors Eli Burnes and Emily Wang tied for fifth in the A-Division, failing in a tiebreaker to Brown.

The Oberg Trophy's three divisions enabled Harvard sailors' ample opportunities to see action and contribute to the Crimson's effort. Sophomore skipper Frankie Doyle, paired with first-year Carolyn Wang raced to a fourth-place mark in the C-Division to lead Harvard. Junior Jonas Nelle and first-year Christopher Wang placed seventh in the B-Division, defeating the Rhode Island in a tie-breaker. Sunday races were cancelled due to a lack of wind.

At the Yale Women's, the consistent pair of first-year Sarah Burn and senior Jessica Williams raced to a tie for third place with Brown, but were defeated in the tiebreaker. The duo has sailed together in women's regattas throughout the fall season.

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The Crimson's fall season will conclude next weekend with three Boston-based regattas: the Victorian Urn, the Schell Trophy, and the Nickerson Trophy.