Sailing Opens Spring Schedule with Trio of Races

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard sailing team opens its spring slate with a trio of regattas this weekend, March 2-3. The women's team is set to compete at Women's Team Race Regatta, while the coed squads will split competition between the Bavier Team Race hosted by College of Charleston and the Sharpe Trophy Team Race hosted by Brown.

Women's Team Race Regatta – Boston, Mass.
Competitors on the Charles River can expect chilly conditions with winds between five and 10 knots across the weekend. Waves will remain around one foot throughout competition, with a chance of snow and rain with low visibility on Saturday.

Bavier Team Race – Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Sailors at the Bavier Team Race can expect southwesterly winds coming in at five knots to open up competition on Saturday, with a slight chance of showers throughout the day. Competitors will close out races on Sunday with slightly faster winds, reaching between 10 to 15 knots.

Sharpe Trophy Team Race – Providence, R.I.
Opening competition on Saturday, sailors can expect winds between five and 10 knots with gusts up to 20 knots in the morning. Waves will be around two feet throughout the weekend, with low visibility across the day. Conditions will improve moving into Sunday, with winds sustained around five knots.

What to Know
-The Crimson finished its fall season with a successful run, picking up two first-place finishes and 14 top-five finishes.
-First-year Henry Marshall made an impression in his first season with the Crimson, winning the New England Men's Singlehanded Championship on his way to becoming the ICSA Singlehanded National Champion to cap off the fall.
-At last year's Women's Team Race Regatta, the Crimson women picked up a fourth-place victory on the water.
-Harvard finished last year's trip to the Sharpe Trophy with an impressive 7-3 record across the weekend, earning the team third overall in a field of eight schools.
-For the first time in program history, the Crimson will travel to Mt. Pleasant, S.C., for the Bavier Trophy.

Up Next
The Crimson looks forward to another trio of regattas next weekend, March 9-10. The women's squad will compete at the Navy Women's Regatta while the co-ed team vies for the Wood Trophy Team Race at home and the MIT Invitational Team Race.