Sailing to Compete at Four Races

Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard sailing team readies for a four-regatta schedule this weekend, March 30-31. The Crimson coed team will play host to the Central Series 3 Race in addition to splitting competition between the Marchiando Trophy Team Race hosted by MIT and the BU Trophy. The women's team, meanwhile, will vie for the Dellenbaugh Trophy hosted by Brown.

Central Series 3 Race, the Marchiando Team Race & BU Trophy – Cambridge, Mass.
Competitors on the Charles River can expect winds around five to 10 knots to open competition, before increasing to 10 to 15 knots with gusts around 20 knots in the afternoon. Conditions will stay consistent moving into day two, with winds remaining steady at 10 knots throughout the day. Waves will stay around two feet across both days of competition.

Dellenbaugh Trophy – Providence, R.I.
Opening competition at the Dellenbaugh Trophy, winds will start around five to 10 knots, before moving to 10 to 15 knots with gusts of 20 knots later in the day. Winds will remain around 10 to 15 knots into Sunday, with waves around three to four feet. Showers are likely on Sunday, with the chance of rain increasing in the afternoon as competition closes. 

What to Know
-At last year's Marchiando Trophy Team Race, the Crimson finished fourth overall with a 14-10 record, picking up wins over Boston University, Brown, Charleston, Coast Guard, Dartmouth, Hobart and South Florida.
-Last time out at the BU Trophy, Harvard picked up a seventh-place finish, with Jonas Nelle and Gayatri Balasubramanian competing in the A-Division, and Owen Schafer and Maria Tarazona Guzman sailing in the B-Division.
-The women's team took ninth in the Dellenbaugh Trophy last season after winning a head-to-head tiebreaker with Connecticut College.
-The Crimson hosts the Central Series 3 Race for the first time since the 2016-17 season, when Harvard finished in 11th place. 

Up Next
The Crimson coed team travels to Connecticut College for the NE Team Race Championships, while the women's team takes on the Emily Wick Trophy hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy next weekend, April 6-7.