University spokesperson Aaron M. Goldman wrote in a statement on Tuesday that although the barge beneath the center has been “restored,” the facility will be closed for the remainder of the season.
Diving crews worked over the weekend to temporarily “restore” the Harvard Sailing Center, which began sinking into the Charles River last week in the wake of a strong nor’easter.
In an unorthodox weekend, the Harvard sailing team braved variable conditions and new race styles, culminating in mixed results.
The Harvard sailing teams competed in the NEISA Singlehanded Championships, Amanda Trophy, and the Hood Trophy, with the women’s team winning the B Division over the course of the whole regatta.
Collegiate sailing is an elusive sport. While water polo and swimming find comfort in a heated pool, the Harvard sailing team braves the cold and unforgiving outdoor waters. The team must embrace the elements, for the wind and water determine whether they will succeed—or fail.