Sailing Set for Trio of Regattas

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Harvard sets sail this weekend, competing at three regattas across the New England area, including the Stu Nelson trophy hosted by Connecticut College, the Sister Esther Open hosted by Salve Regina, and the Coed Showcase hosted by Harvard.


This weekend, sailors can expect to see winds between five and 10 knots throughout competition, with waves anywhere between one to three feet. Competitors at the Stu Nelson trophy can expect higher waves between two and three feet with winds maintaining between five and 10 knots. Sailors at the Sister Esther Open will open up the weekend with choppy waters between two and three feet before waves even out to one foot or less on Sunday. In Boston, competitors at the Coed Showcase can expect smooth sailing, with waves staying steady at one foot throughout the weekend.

What to Know

  • Last weekend, the Crimson earned four top-10 finishes. Senior Nicholas Karnovsky and junior Jessica Williams sailed to a first-place finish in the B-Division at the Danmark Trophy hosted by Coast Guard.
  • At last year's Sister Esther Trophy, the Crimson finished third, besting host Salve Regina by 18 points. Divya Arya and Jonas Nelle secured a second-place finish for the Crimson in the B-Division, missing the first-place mark by just one point. 

What's Next

Next weekend, the Crimson competes for three trophies: The Women's Showcase hosted by Brown, the Captain Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth, and the BU Invitational.