Women’s Sailing Secures Third-Place Finish at Emily Wick Trophy

Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot

NEW LONDON, Conn.—The Harvard women's sailing team saw another successful weekend out on the water, securing a third-place finish at the Emily Wick Trophy hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Additionally, the coed crew competed at the NE Team Race Championship hosted by Connecticut College, where the team finished with a 10th-place result.   

The Crimson women's team amassed 191 points to earn its third top-3 finish on the season at the Emily Wick Trophy. The trio of Emma Kaneti, Lisa van der Sluijs and Emily Wang finished within the top-10 in its final 11 A-Division races to collect 97 points. Helping the Crimson maintain its position into the second day, Taylor Gavula, Christine Gosioco and Wang, meanwhile, combined for 94 points towards Harvard's score to help secure third place.  

At the NE Team Race Championship, the Crimson closed out the weekend with an 10th-place result. Across two days of competition, Harvard picked up wins over Boston University (1-2-4), Brown (2-3-4), Rhode Island (1-2-4) and Tufts (1-2-5). The Crimson had six sailors see time on the water, with Eli Burnes, Henry Burnes and Nicholas Karnovsky competing at skipper, and Lena Episalla, Catherine Tang and Jessica Williams serving as crew.

Up Next
The Crimson has five regattas on the radar for next weekend, April 13-14. The coed team will take on the Thompson Trophy hosted by Connecticut College, the Oberg Trophy hosted by MIT and Northeastern, and the Ivy League Championships hosted by Yale. Meanwhile, the women's team will compete at the Women's National Team Race Invitational hosted by Brown. The Crimson coed squad will close out the weekend at the Central Series 4 Race hosted by Tufts on April 14.