BRIEF: Sailing Takes on Four Regattas

Harvard sailing took on four regattas this weekend, with contingents competing at Yale, Connecticut College, Boston College, and Northeastern. The Crimson took second place at the Owen/Mosbacher/Knapp Trophy, third at the Oberg Trophy, fourth in the Savin Central Series Four, and seventh at the Thompson Trophy.


Harvard came in second of 18 teams in the regatta at Yale, racing in 420s.

In the A division, senior skipper Brian Drumm and junior crew Jacob Brandt led the team to a third place finish, behind host Yale and St. Marys. Juniors skipper Andrew Mollerus and crew Sydney Karnovsky held down the B division, coming in second.

Sailors contended with conditions ranging from no wind to sizeable gusts.



Another Crimson squad competed on the Charles, at the Oberg Trophy hosted at Northeastern. The team sailed in FJs and Fireflies, finishing third of 13 teams.

In the A division, freshman skipper Nick Sertl and sophomore crew Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj tied for second with Roger Williams, slating 59 points. The duo of sophomore skipper Matthew Mollerus and freshman crew Ariana Gross slipped to fourth in the B division, while sophomore skipper Bennett Capozzi and junior Adam Brodheim reeled in third in the C division.

The wind on the Charles faired pretty weak—a new challenge after weeks of racing in cold, gusty conditions.


Harvard also competed at BC, where the team came in fourth of seventeen teams with 181 points. Teams sailed in 420s.

A division freshman skipper Taylor Ladd and junior crew Kristina Jakobson came in sixth, while the freshman due of skipper Dylan Farrell and Kirstin Anderson slated fifth place overall in the B division. Farrell and Anderson started with a rough start, but managed to pull themselves, and the team to fourth with five top-three finishes late in the weekend.


Yet another squad of Crimson sailors traveled to Connecticut College, where the team finished seventh of 18 teams from all across the United States. Sailing in 420s, Harvard competed against teams from Florida, California, and everywhere in between, including Jacksonville, UC Santa Barbara, and Wisconsin.

In the A division, senior skipper Michael Drumm and freshman crew Kevin Coakley took 13th. Another 13th place came from senior skipper Gram Slattery and sophomore crew Julia Lord in B division.

The performance in the C division drastically improved the Crimson’s standing, with junior skipper Marek Zaleski and senior crew Rebecca Frankel taking first with 49 points—a full 25 lower than second place Old Dominion.

—Staff writer Isabel DeLaura can be reached at


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