CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's sailing team raced to a third-place mark over the weekend at the Women's Showcase Finals in Annapolis, Maryland, improving on the Crimson's 11th-place effort last season. The co-ed squad was also in action in Hanover, New Hampshire at the Captain Hurst Trophy hosted by Dartmouth. The squad sailed to an eighth-place performance in the event on Lake Mascoma. Both events were shortened due to wind.
In Annapolis, first-year skipper Sarah Burn and senior crew Jess Williams led the way for Harvard. The pair took third in the B-Division of the Women's Showcase Finals, beating NEISA foe Rhode Island in a tiebreak. Sophomore skipper Emma Kaneti and junior crew Emma Jakobson placed sixth in the A-Division, scoring 74 points.
At the Captain Hurst Bowl, juniors Eli Burnes and Emily Wang sailed in the A-Division to a fifth-place mark, just two points shy of tying for second. Junior Henry Burnes and first-year Christopher Wang sailed in the B-Division and finished in 10th-place, while sophomore Eric Hansen and junior Gayatri Balasubramanian raced to eighth in the C-Division.
Harvard returns to action this weekend (Oct. 19-20) for a trio of regattas: the Co-Ed Showcase Finals, the Yale Women's and the Oberg Trophy.