Sailing Prepares for Three-Race Weekend

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard sailing team returns to the water this weekend, March 9-10, for a trio of races across the Northeast. The coed team will split competition between the Wood Trophy Team Race hosted by Harvard and the MIT Invitational Team Race, while the women's team will travel to Annapolis, M.d. for the Navy Women's Regatta.

Wood Trophy Team Race & MIT Invitational Team Race – Boston, Mass.
Sailors on the Charles River can expect winds around five knots to open up competition on Saturday, with waves maintaining around one foot throughout the day. Closing out the weekend, winds will pick up to 10 to 15 knots with gusts reaching 25 knots for Sunday's races, with waves picking up to two to three feet. In addition, competitors can expect a chance of rain, sleet and snow as well as low visibility.

Navy Women's Regatta – Annapolis, M.d.
The Crimson women's squad will see winds around five knots with waves around one foot to open up the weekend in Annapolis. Moving into the second day of competition, winds will increase to five to 10 knots with gusts up to 20 knots throughout the day. In addition to a chance of rain, waves will peak around two feet to close out the weekend.

What to Know
-The Crimson opened up its spring schedule last weekend with a pair of regattas—the Bavier Team Race and the Sharpe Trophy Team Race.
-Competing for the first time in the Bavier Team Race, the Crimson took an impressive fourth-place finish, posting a 10-9 record over two days of competition.
-At the Sharpe Trophy, Harvard faced opponents from MIT, Dartmouth, Yale, Rhode Island, Bowdoin, Brown and Tufts, earning eighth overall at the regatta. 

Up Next
Harvard looks forward to three races next weekend, March 16-17, with the co-ed squad taking on the Graham Hall Team Race hosted by MIT and the Szambecki Trophy Team Race hosted by Old Dominion while the women's team travels to St. Mary's for the SMC Women's Interconference Regatta in Maryland.