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Sailing Prepares for Three Races

Sailing Prepares for Three Races

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team will take on three races in Boston this weekend: the Duplin Trophy Women's Team Race, the Central Series II and the Team Race Invitational.

About the Duplin Trophy Women's Team Race
Hosted by Tufts, ten teams will compete in Lark vessels in the in-conference regatta from March 25-26. The rotations will include Harvard, Fordham, Dartmouth, Tufts, Stanford, Brown, Boston College, Yale, Vermont and Rhode Island. Harvard did not compete in the 2016 Duplin Trophy Women's Team Race. The lineups for this weekend's race has not been finalized.
 
About the Central Series II
Boston University will host the second central series of the spring season. The in-conference regatta will be held on Saturday, March 25 and will see competitors from Boston University, Boston College, Bowdoin, Brown, Fairfield, Harvard, Johnson and Wale, Mass Maritime, Northeastern, Roger Williams, Sacred Heart, Salve Regina, Tufts, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Wentworth. Harvard did not compete in the 2016 Central Series II. The lineups for this weekend's race has not been finalized.
 
About the Team Race Invitational
The Team Race Invitational will be hosted by Boston University on Sunday, March 26. The field will feature sailors from Boston University, Bowdoin, Tufts, Roger Williams and Harvard. The Crimson were challenged in the 2016 Team Race Invitational, tallying one win of eight races. The lineups for this weekend's race has not been finalized.
 
Last Time Out
The Harvard sailing team competed at the Ike Geiger Trophy Team Race hosted by MIT March 18th securing a second-place finish with a 9-2 overall record. Skippers including Nick Sertl, Dylan Farrell, Nick Karnovsky, Taylor Ladd and Nick DiGiovanni, and crews of Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj, Julia Lord, Christine Gosioco, Kristin Anderson and Catherine Tang sailed in FJ vessels to finish behind Boston University, improving on its 10th-place finish a year ago. Harvard secured wins over Rhode Island, Northeastern MIT, Roger Williams and Vermont. 
NEISA Accolades
Kevin Coakley, Nick Karnovsky, Julia Lord and Jessica Williams were named NEISA Sailors of the Week for the span of March 11-17, it was announced March 17. The four sailors were awarded the weekly distinction for winning the B-Division of the Charleston Spring Coed Interconference.
 
Forecast
Sailors in Boston will expect to see winds at 5-10 knots and seas of a foot or less. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-40s, with the water in the high-30s. 
 
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In the Ranks
The Harvard women's sailing team was voted in the top-15 in Sailing World Magazine's latest poll. After a ninth-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Championships, the women's team ranks 12th, and the coed squad clinched the No. 17 spot after a 13th-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championships. Sailing World's College Rankings, presented by Zim Sailing and Gill, are determined by an open coaches poll.
 
What's Next?
Harvard will split up to compete around the Boston area next weekend. The Marchiando Trophy Team Race will be hosted by MIT April 1-2, the BU Trophy will be held April 1-2 at Boston University and Harvard will host the Central Series III April 1-2.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS