Co-Ed and Women’s Sailing Complete Fall Campaign with Pair of Top-Fives

Dylan Ascensios and Corinne Lee sail on the Charles.
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard co-ed and women's sailing teams finished their fall seasons over the weekend (Oct. 26-27), racing to fifth-place performances at the Victorian Urn and Schell Trophy, while also putting forth a 13th- place effort at the Nickerson Trophy. The Victorian Urn and Schell Trophy were both contested on the Charles River and hosted by Harvard and MIT, respectively. The Nickerson Trophy was hosted by Tufts on the tricky Mystic Lake. 

Leading the effort for the Crimson at the Victorian Urn was sophomore Emma Kaneti and junior Emma Jakobson. The consistent pair raced to a strong third-place finish (69 points) in the A-Division of the regatta against the many of the region's best female sailors. First-year skipper Sarah Burn and senior captain Jess Williams competed in the B-Division and placed sixth, scoring 86 points. The Crimson's 155 total points were enough for a tie with Rhode Island, but Harvard fell in a tiebreaker.

At the Schell Trophy, junior skipper Henry Burnes and senior crew Iulianna Taritsa matched the performance of their teammates at the Victorian Urn, also placing third. The pair scored 85 points over the two days of competition, edging Coast Guard and Boston University by four points. The lead pair of juniors Eli Burnes and Emily Wang raced to sixth in the A-Division with 101 points.

At the Nickerson Trophy in Medford, first-years Dylan Ascensios, Corinne Lee and Tyler Masuyama teamed up and combined for a third-place finish in the A-Division.

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