Co-Ed and Women’s Sailors Ready for Pair of Regattas

Tess Avery and Alex Lee sail on the Charles.
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team continues its season this weekend with a pair of regattas. The women's team will head south to compete in the Women's Showcase Finals in Annapolis, Maryland. hosted by Navy. The co-ed team will sail on Lake Mascoma in Hanover, New Hampshire. for a second consecutive weekend at the Captain Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth.

Weather Forecast

Women's Showcase Finals (Annapolis, Md.) – Annapolis will feature a warm and calm weekend for sailors. Temperatures are expected to range between the mid 60s to low 70s with consistent sunshine. Winds will blow from the north on Saturday at five to seven knots and from the north-northwest on Sunday also at five to seven knots.

Captain Hurst Bowl (Hanover, N.H.) – It will be a quintessential New England weekend in Hanover with sunshine and temperatures in the low 60s. It will be especially calm with winds not expected to top five knots either day. A 20 percent chance of precipitation is expected.

What to Know

  • The Crimson compete in the Women's Showcase Finals after qualifying with a second-place finish at the Women's Showcase Semifinals at Connecticut College two weeks ago.
  • Harvard placed second and 11th at the Captain Hurst Bowl and Women's Showcase Finals a year ago, respectively.
  • Crimson sailors swept the NEISA Sailor of the Week honors as juniors Eli Burnes and Emily Wang were tabbed for the co-ed award and sophomore Emma Kaneti and junior Emma Jakobson received the women's honor.

At the Helm

Head Coach Michael O'Connor has led the Harvard sailing program since 1997. During his tenure, O'Connor has led the Crimson to a coed national championship in 2003, a women's national championship in 2005, and a pair of team race championships in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Harvard has also won nine New England championships during O'Connor's span as head coach.

What's Next

The Crimson's penultimate week of competition of the fall season is on the horizon the weekend of Oct. 19-20. The women will race at the Yale Women's regatta at Yale and the co-ed team will compete at the Co-ed Showcase Finals at Connecticut College and the Oberg Trophy co-hosted by MIT and Northeastern.