NEWPORT, R.I.—After finishing fourth overall in the Sperry Women's Eastern Semifinal Round of the 2019 ICSA Women's National Championship, the No. 10 Harvard women's sailing team secured a spot in the Sperry Women's Final for the second consecutive year.
A total 36 teams competed for a spot in this year's championship round, with 18 teams sailing in the western final and 18 in the eastern. The top nine teams from each semifinal fleet advanced to the final round, which takes place starting today, May 23, and finishes tomorrow afternoon, May 24.
At the end of day two, the Crimson women's crew finished with 162 total points, just one point shy of third-place Georgetown. Emma Kaneti, Lily Cunningham and Emma Jakobson sailed to a fifth-place result in the A-Division, garnering 83 points.The Crimson closed out the opening round with a strong third-place performance from Taylor Gavula, Tess Avery and Emily Wang in the B-Division, amassing 80 points towards Harvard's team score. The Crimson finished with 20 top-10 finishes across 26 races, including four first-place results.
The Crimson closes out the season with the final day of the 2019 ICSA Women's National Championship tomorrow, May 24, at Sail Newport in Newport, R.I.