Facing their stiffest competition so far on the young season, Harvard’s top coed and women’s sailing teams came away from this past weekend with some very promising results.
Competing against teams from up and down the Eastern seaboard, the Crimson relied on some key veteran leaders to hopefully set the tone for the remainder of the fall season.
“Overall, we had a very positive weekend and are looking forward to the next few weeks as we continue to face some of the best teams from around the region,” junior crew Alexandra Jumper said.
The coed squad provided the highlight of the weekend, as the team captured the Nevins Trophy over two days of competition at Kings Point, N.Y.
The women’s team used a strong finish in the A division to come away with a fifth-place showing at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl.
Two other coed contingents also competed on the weekend at regattas held in the New England region.
Harvard sent its top coed sailors to the Nevins Trophy regatta held in Kings Point, N.Y., over the weekend, and the team edged out two sailing stalwarts in Georgetown and Boston College to bring home the team title in the 20-team field.
In the A division, senior skipper Alan Palmer teamed up with a fellow fourth-year, crew Quincy Bock, to place sixth, earning the Crimson’s only first-place finish among the 19 races that were contested across three divisions over the weekend.
Senior John Stokes skippered Harvard’s B-division boat to a runner-up effort, as senior Meghan Wareham and junior Marie Appel split time at crew.
Fourth-year veteran Tedd Himler finished fourth in the C-division, which was contested by individuals sailing in Laser boats.
“This weekend really proved a testament to our team’s depth in a quality field, as we were able to put together strong finishes in all three divisions,” Palmer said. “While we were not able to get in as many races as we would have hoped because of the lack of wind, it was nice that they called the regatta when they did, as we were the ones in the lead.”
WOMEN’S MRS. HURST BOWL
The Crimson women’s squad also had a strong showing this weekend, as the team placed fifth out of 19 teams at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl, hosted by Dartmouth on Mascoma Lake.
Junior skipper Emily Lambert and Jumper bested all of their A-division competition rather easily, finishing with a total of 25 points, which proved to be 18 points clear of the runner-up Brown Bears in the division.