CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard will split up to compete around the Boston area this 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. The Crimson will also compete in Providence at the Dellenbaugh Trophy April 1-2.
Hosted by MIT, 16 teams will compete in FJs and Firefly vessels on the Charles River. The rotations will include Boston University, Boston College, Brown, Bowdoin, Rhode Island, Coast Guard, College of Charleston, Dartmouth, Yale, Tufts, Hobart and William Smith, Eckerd, Stanford, Roger Williams, MIT and Harvard. Harvard placed seventh in the 2016 Lynne Marchiando Trophy. Harvard will send Nick Sertl and Nomin Jagdagdorj, Nick Digiovanni and Priscilla Russo, Dyland Farrell and Julia Lord, with Kevin Coakley and Nick Karnovsky serving as heavy air specialists.
About the Central Series III
Harvard will host the third central series of the spring season. The in-conference regatta will be held on Saturday, April 1 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 placed eighth in the Central Series III last season. Harvard will send Sofia Mascia and Amalia Frohna, Juan Pedro Crestanello and Tancredi Castellano Pucci Di Barsento on Saturdays with Ben Zheng and Iuliana Taritsa on Sunday.
About the BU Trophy
The BU Trophy will be hosted by Boston University April 1-2. The field will feature sailors from Boston University, Tufts, Rhode Island, Salve Regina, Bowdoin, MIT, Brown, Boston College, Northeastern, Dartmouth, Coast Guard, Johnson and Wales, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The Crimson were challenged in the 2016 BU Trophy, tallying a ninth-place finish out of sixteen competitors. Catherine Kerner and Catherine Tang will compete for the Crimson.
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.
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 on Saturday with a chance for snow and increase to the low 50s on Sunday, with the water in the high-30s.
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In the Ranks
In Sailing World Magazine's latest poll, Harvard women's sailing clinched a 17th-place distinction and the coed squad received 16th-place accolades. Sailing World's College Rankings, presented by Zim Sailing and Gill, are determined by an open coaches poll.
The New England Team Race Championships will take place April 8-9 at MIT. The Crimson will also compete at the Emily Wick Trophy at Coast Guard April 8-9.