The men and women of the Harvard sailing team had a full weekend of racing that included top place finishes in the Norman Reid Regatta and Firefly/FJ Invitational and an unexpected disqualification in the Lane Trophy.
18 teams came out for this two-day inter-conference regatta hosted by the University of Rhode Island.
Despite top-10 finishes in the Hood and President Trophies, the Crimson was unable to qualify for nationals in the NEISA Men's Singlehanded Championship.
The Harvard coed sailing team begins its year-long season this weekend with four regattas taking place, two of which will take place on home waters.
At the 112th IRA National Championships, the lightweight crew exceeded expectations and came home with two silver finishes, while the heavyweights fell below the predicted placements and lost grasp of getting a medal.
It has been a season of adjustments across the river in Newell Boathouse, as both the men’s heavyweight and lightweight teams found themselves getting used to new coaches this year.
Although nearly every other Harvard team has wrapped up its season, it is not yet over for the men and women of the Crimson sailing team, which qualified for ICSA National Semifinals by coming in ninth in the Coast Guard Alumni Bowl last month. This marks an improvement from last season, when the Crimson failed to qualify.
The weekend regatta took place in New Haven where Yale, the host, took first place with 111 points. Harvard’s combined score of 248 put the team in ninth.
It was a full day of racing on Saturday for the men of Harvard rowing. The heavyweight crew headed down to Philadelphia and came out victorious against the University of Pennsylvania and Navy. The lightweights had a tougher time stroking past its competitors on the Charles, coming in second place against Princeton and Yale.
The Harvard coed sailing team split up once again this weekend to compete in four regattas along the northern Atlantic Coast in one of the last competitions of the 2013-2014 season.
As the spring rowing season gets underway, both the Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews posted strong showings this weekend against Ivy League and local competitors.
The No. 17 Harvard sailing team sent boats out to three regattas across the northeast this weekend. The Crimson came back to Cambridge with a fifth-place finish and another top-10 result, as Harvard concluded the team racing portion of its spring season.
The Crimson sent three varsity eights and two freshmen boats and finished each division in first or second place.
The Harvard coed sailing team was back on the water this weekend, competing in four regattas in the northeast area and posting its highest finish in the one in which it hosted.
After the long and cold winter, the Harvard men’s lightweight crew team swept the University of Delaware in its debut performance of the spring season, finishing in first for the three varsity eights and a freshmen eight.