CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the heels of the Crimson's most impressive regatta performance of the season, the New England Intercollegiate Sailors Association named senior Brendan Kopp and sophomore Sarah Pierson the NEISA Coed Sailors of the week. Kopp and Pierson won the A division at the New England Dinghy Championship helping Harvard to place first for the first time in 11 years.
The tandem in the A division recorded single-digit finishes in 13 of 18 races including placing top-thee in seven races during the weekend. Kopp and Pierson tallied 110 points, combined with the B-division score of 121, Harvard secured a total of 235, nine points better than second-place Rogers Williams. Harvard proved to come up big down the stretch as the duo placed first in the final four races to help deliver the victory.
The Crimson will compete at the ICSA semifinals, hosted by Navy on May 12, seeking a spot in the ICSA National Dinghy Championship June 6-8 at Texas. Harvard has placed in the top three at the national regatta in each of the last two seasons.