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Sailing Places Sixth of 20 Schools at Truxtun Umstead

Stokes and his crews totaled 123 points in 19 races (photo courtesy DSPics.com). 

A sixth-place finish among 20 schools at the four-division Truxtun Umstead intersectional regatta highlighted three weekend events for the Harvard sailing team. The Crimson also placed third of 11 teams at Central Series three and 15th at the St. Mary’s Women’s Intersectional.

John Stokes skippered the Crimson to second place in the 63rd annual Umstead regatta, hosted by Navy. He teamed up with Meghan Wareham for Saturday’s 10 races and with Quincy Bock for nine more races Sunday. Stokes posted four top-four finishes each day, winning a pair of competitions Sunday.

Meanwhile, in the A division, Alan Palmer sailed alongside Bock on Day 1 and Wareham on Day 2, finishing sixth in the division with eight top-five finishes and one victory. The C and D divisions were both singlehanded competitions. Tedd Himler placed fourth, with a win and seven top-three. showings in the C division. Colin Santangelo took 13th place in the D division.

The Crimson totaled 621 points, 51 fewer than seventh-place College of Charleston and 34 points out of the top five. Brown won with 497.

Four freshmen sailed for Harvard in the Central Series at Boston College. Sam Millham and Jin Zang totaled just 42 points to take third place in the B division, while Ryan Byrne and Sarah McCuskee won twice on the way to fourth place in the A division.

Emily Lambert and Alma Lafler led the Crimson at St. Mary’s, placing 14th in the A division.

Sailgroove video from the Truxtun Umstead regatta is available below. The first clip is of Himler's runner-up finish in Race 9C. The second features a third-place finish by Stokes and Wareham (Boat 7) in Race 6B.