CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hitting the water for the second time in the Fall 2019 season, Harvard sailing matched its opening weekend with four top-10 finishes. The weekend's best finish came at the Nicholas Barnett Trophy hosted by Bowdoin, a sixth-place mark. Crimson sailors supplemented that finish with eighth-, ninth- and 10th-place efforts at the Regis Bowl, the Hatch Brown Trophy and the Tufts Invitational, respectively.
It was a beautiful weekend of racing on the Harpswell Sound at Bowdoin for the Nicholas Barnett Trophy. In the B-Division of the regatta, first-years Dylan Ascencios and Corinne Lee raced to 84 points, earning third place in the division, the best divisional finish for the Crimson across all regattas over the weekend. The co-ed team consisting of junior Jonas Nelle and senior captain Jessica Williams scored 150 points in the A-Division.
The women's team added an eighth-place mark in the Regis Bowl, a co-hosted regatta between Boston University and Harvard. It was a warm and sunny weekend on the Charles, with relatively calm winds. First-year Sarah Burn, junior Lisa van der Sluijs, and junior Tess Avery scored 112 points good for a seventh-place finish in the A-Division, while sophomores Liliana Cunningham and Juliana Ruggieri also snagged seventh in the B-Division.
A ninth-place finish for the Crimson at the Hatch Brown Trophy and a 10th-place performance at the Tufts Invitational capped the weekend for Harvard.
Harvard will compete in five regattas the weekend of Sept. 21-22. The co-ed team will look to defend their 2018 Hoyt Trophy title in addition to competing at the Hood Trophy, Showcase Qualifier and Harvard Invitational. The women will travel to Dartmouth for the Mrs. Hurst Bowl.