Heavyweight and lightweight crews combined forces to take on the Foot of the Charles, where the varsity heavyweight A boat took second place over all.
For over a century, the concrete coliseum has served as a reflection of Harvard itself: a lasting institution, a beacon for the surrounding community, and a force for innovation and change.
Competing on the Thames River this past weekend, Harvard finished with an 11th place result.
The Crimson competed in three regattas over both days and finished in the top two spots for two of the three events.
The Harvard sailing team competed in three regattas this weekend, including the Schell Trophy, where the squad qualified for the Fall 2014 Atlantic Coast Championship.
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.
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.
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.
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.