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Sailing Claims Ninth in Weather-Shortened Moody Trophy

Bradt (front) contributed to the crew of the A division boat as the Crimson earned its fifth top-ten finish in fall team competition at the Moody Trophy Oct. 6-7 (Justine Agaloos).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team totaled eight single-digit finishes en route to a ninth-place result at the Moody Trophy, hosted by the University of Rhode Island, Oct. 6-7.

The Crimson registered 162 team points in eight races on a beautiful Saturday of sailing and edged Eckerd in the head-to-head tiebreaker. Stanford won the Moody Trophy with 61 points.

Sophomore Michael Drumm and junior captain Benjamin Lamont served as skipper and crew, respectively, for all eight races in a tight B division. The duo tallied 76 points in a 10th-place finish, just four behind the Connecticut College boat that took ninth. Drumm and Lamont sailed to four consecutive single-digit finishes, including a third-place result in the fifth race. Powered by victories in three races, Stanford won the division with 30 points.

Sophomore Brian Drumm skippered the A division boat, while Jacob Bradt and Luke O'Connor split time as crew. The Crimson overcame a slow start with three straight single-digit finishes to end the regatta, including seventh in race six, as it climbed to 13th in the division with 86 points. Hobart and William Smith Colleges also tallied 86 points, but the Statesmen held a head-to-head tiebreaker against Harvard and secured 12th. The Crimson bettered the hosts, University of Rhode Island, by six points and one place in the final standings. Brown placed first in the A division with 28 points, while Stanford tallied 31 to finish second.

Conditions were deemed unsuitable for racing on Sunday due to unstable, very light northerly breezes that never settled. The teams waited but never attempted to start.

Harvard returns to the water Oct. 13-14. The women will compete in the Women's Intersectional at Yale, while the coed team travels to Dartmouth for the Captain Hurst Bowl.