A third place finish in the New England Match Race Championships propelled the Harvard sailing team into a four regatta weekend. This, in addition to the team’s rise to national prominence as women’s and coed teams were ranked 15th and 20th, respectively in the Sailing World Magazine’s latest poll, contributed to a successful weekend, despite the weather.
The Harvard sailing team demonstrated its resilience this weekend, fighting through difficult conditions to secure another set of strong results at two regattas. Despite facing heavy rain and challenging, variable wind, the Crimson was able to collect a pair of top-ten finishes, including its second victory of the year.
On the second weekend of competition for the Harvard sailing team, the group, participating in four events, continually placed in the middle of the pack.
Looking to set the tone for the young fall season with strong performances across the board, the Harvard sailing team posted four top-10 finishes in five regattas in its first weekend of action.
The final regatta of the season was less than the best performance from the tea, finishing twelfth out of the 18 teams competing.
In the final weekend before the beginning of championship season, the Harvard sailing team posted three top-ten finishes in its co-ed events, highlighted by a victory in the 81st Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup.
Seniors Marek Zaleski and Andrew Mollerus have taken different sailing paths, but they now share the same ambition: to sail professionally and make the Olympics. In both cases, they are aided by families that boast serious experience with the sport and push Zaleski and Mollerus to competitive excellence.