Coed Sailing Posts Second-Place Result at Friis Trophy Team Race

Coed Sailing Posts Second-Place Result at Friis Trophy Team Race

Harvard ends with a runner-up finish for the second-straight week (Athletic Communications).

BRISTOL, R.I. – Sailing in cold conditions with the occasional snow flurry, Harvard coed sailing turned in a second-place result at the Friis Trophy Team Race, hosted by Roger Williams.

Harvard opened up the regatta with three-straight wins over St. Mary's (Md.), Navy and Dartmouth before falling to eventual champion Yale. The Crimson rebounded with four other first-round victories to advance to the final round.

Racing a combination of FJs and Z420s, the Crimson went 2-3 in the finals to finish 9-5 overall, besting Boston College via a tiebreaker to place second. Harvard posted wins over Tufts and Brown in the championship round.

Brian Drumm, Michael Drumm, Gram Slattery and Marek Zeleski served as skippers, while Jacob Bradt, Kevin Coakley, Sydney Karnovsky and Julia Lord sailed as crew.

The Crimson also sent eight sailors to the NEISA-MAISA Team Race at Boston College, but went winless in 10 matchups to settle for sixth-place.

Harvard hosts Central Series Three and will travel to compete at the Marchiando Trophy Team Race (at MIT), BU Trophy (at Boston University), and Dellenbaugh Trophy (at Brown) April 4-5.