Sailing Returns to Water for Five-Regatta Slate

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard sailing team is set to compete in five regattas across New England this weekend, Sept. 22-23. The women travel to the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth, while the coed sailors set sail at the Norm Reid Trophy hosted by Boston College, the Hoyt Trophy hosted by Brown, the Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts, and the Harvard Invitational.


Boston-based sailors can expect windy conditions to open up competition, with winds facing northwest between 10 to 15 knots and gusts up to 25 knots throughout the morning on Saturday. Waves will peak around two feet with a chance of showers. Moving into Sunday, competitors can expect clearer conditions, with winds around five knots and waves of one foot or less to close out the weekend.

Sailors at the Hoyt Trophy will also see windy conditions on Saturday, with winds between 10 and 15 knots and gusts up to 25 knots in the morning. Waves will reach between two and four feet with a chance of showers. Conditions on Sunday will improve to close out the Hoyt Trophy, with winds between five and 10 knots and waves around two feet.

What to Know

  • The women finished ninth at last year's Mrs. Hurst, with senior Taylor Gavula and sophomore Tess Avery earning an 11th place victory in the B-Division.
  • Harvard finished fifth at last year's Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts, with seniors Nicholas Karnovsky, Catherine Tang, and Nick DiGiovanni finishing seventh in the A-Division for the Crimson.
  • After winning the trophy in 2014-15, the Crimson returns to the Norm Reid Trophy in hopes of recapturing the title.
  • The Crimson hosts the Harvard Invitational on Sunday to close out the weekend. Last year, the team finished fifth overall at its home regatta.
  • Last week, first-year Henry Marshall secured a first-place finish at the NEISA Men's Singlehanded Championship hosted by Boston College. This marks Marshall's first race and title. His victory earned him NEISA Coed Sailor of the Week honors.

What's Next

Harvard sets sail for three regattas next weekend, traveling to the Danmark Trophy hosted by the Guard Academy and the Smith Trophy hosted by MIT. The women are set to compete at the Women's Showcase hosted by the United States Naval Academy.