Sailing Sets Sights on Trio of Races

Sailing Sets Sights on Trio of Races

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard sailing team heads into its third weekend of competition this weekend, March 16-17. The coed team sets its sights on the Graham Hall Team Race hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy and the Geiger Trophy hosted by MIT, while the women's squad readies for the St. Mary's Women's Interconference Regatta.

Graham Hall Team Race – Annapolis, Md.
Competitors at the Graham Hall Team Race can expect moderate winds between 10 and 15 knots with waves maintaining around two feet to open competition on Saturday. Moving into day two, winds will slow to between five and 10 knots, with waves dropping to one foot in height.

St. Mary's Women's Interconference Regatta – St. Mary's City, Md.
Sailors in St. Mary's City will see winds between 10 and 15 knots through Sunday morning, before subsiding to five and 10 knots to close out the weekend. Day one waves will peak between two and three feet before dropping to one to two feet as races wrap up on Sunday.

Geiger Trophy Team Race – Boston, Mass.
Throughout the weekend, competitors on the Charles River can expect winds between 10 and 15 knots, with gusts reaching around 25 knots. Waves will stay consistent across both days of races, reaching around two feet.

What to Know
-Securing its second top-5 victory of the spring, the Crimson secured fifth overall at the Wood Trophy Team Race last weekend on the Charles River. The team posted a 4-4 record, picking up wins over Princeton, Northeastern, MIT and Fordham.
-At the Navy Women's Trophy, the Harvard women's crew placed ninth overall as a team with 187 points. The duo of Emma Kaneti and Emma Jakobson collected 107 points towards Harvard total score in the A-Division, while Taylor Gavula and Emily Wang secured 80 in the B-Division.
-This weekend marks the first time the Crimson have competed in both Graham Hall Team Race and the St. Mary's Women's Interconference Regatta.  
-At last year's Geiger Trophy, Harvard brought home a third-place finish.

Up Next
Harvard looks ahead to a heavy schedule next weekend, March 23-24, with four regattas on the radar. The coed team will split competition between the Szambecki Trophy Team Race hosted by Old Dominion; the Vietor Trophy hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; and the BU Team Race. Staying close to home, the women's squad is slated to compete at the Duplin Trophy Team Race hosted by Tufts.