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.
Having completed the team racing portion of the season a week prior, the Harvard sailing team kicked off its fleet racing schedule with top-ten finishes in each of the four events it competed in over the weekend, highlighted by a third place result in the Thompson Trophy.
Although the Crimson was able to sport top-ten finishes in each of its two team racing events, the squad’s bid to qualify for APS College Sailing Team Race National Championship proved unfruitful as the four potential spots were claimed by Brown, Boston College, Dartmouth, and Yale.
Bracing near freezing temperatures, rain, snow, and bouts of gusting wind that caused many events throughout New England to forego any Sunday racing, the Harvard sailing team competed in four regattas over the weekend en-route to producing top 10 results in each of the events.
Wrapping up its first month of spring competition, the Harvard sailing team competed in three regattas over the weekend–two local races, the NEISA/MAISA Team Race at Boston College and the BU Team Race Invitational, as well as the Friis Trophy Team Race in Connecticut.