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Harvard Sailing Finishes Sixth at Atlantic Coast Dinghies

Wareham (front) and Stokes (back) contributed to Harvard's sixth-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship (photo courtesy Rob Migliaccio).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In some of the closest sailing of the fall season, Harvard's coed team notched a sixth-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship, hosted by Navy over the weekend. The Crimson also posted a 12th-place finish at the Women's Atlantic Coast Championships. The Atlantic Coast Championships mark the conclusion of the fall season for Harvard.

A quartet of Crimson seniors took to the water against 17 other schools at the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship. Alan Palmer and Quincy Bock sailed in the A division for Harvard, while John Stokes and Meghan Wareham represented the Crimson in the B division. The duo of Palmer and Bock recorded a score of 66 over the course of eight races.

The A division required high-quality sailing on a consistent basis, as fifth through 11th places were separated by only 28 points. Palmer and Bock's seventh-place finish was just two points behind Brown in sixth and trailed fifth-place College of Charleston by seven points.

In similarly close fashion, the first-place B division squad from Georgetown finished just 18 points ahead of Stokes and Wareham in seventh. The Harvard pair finished lower than ninth only once over the course of eight races. Navy finished sixth with 55 points, two ahead of Harvard. Brown finished fifth just behind Roger Williams with 54 and 51 points, respectively. Georgetown captured the overall title, wining both divisions and finishing with 66 total points.

Four other Harvard sailors competed at the Women's Atlantic Coast Championship. Juniors Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper tallied 119 points, one ahead of seventh-place Yale in the A division. Over the course of 15 races, the pair finished in the top five on five occasions. Harvard freshmen Morgan Russom and Caitlin Watson sailed in the B division, finishing 16th.