The Crimson picked up its first regatta victory of the season at the Danmark Trophy and finished second at the Women’s Showcase, which both took place in New London, Conn., over the weekend. The two podium finishes highlighted Harvard sailing’s most successful weekend yet this Fall.
With the Captain Hurst Bowl on the line, each boat of the three divisions was poised to take water one last time. Unfortunately, Harvard did not sail its best in those pivotal races.
Across four competitions in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts this weekend, the Crimson was forced to navigate through rough waters.
The sailing center, located in the heart of Boston between the Longfellow and Massachusetts Ave. bridges, houses the College's varsity sailing team boats. At the lowest point of its sink across the past few days, the building dipped roughly six feet into the water.
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.
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.
This weekend, the Harvard Sailing team faced off in two regattas—the New England Team Race Championship and the Emily Wick Trophy.
The Harvard sailing team was kept busy this weekend with four different regattas across New England. The team hosted the Central Series III, as well as sent sailors to the Lynne Marchiando Trophy Team Race hosted by MIT, the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy hosted by Brown, and the BU Trophy.