CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 3 Harvard sailing team finished its opening weekend with a third-place finish and a sixth-place finish at the Bob Bavier Team Race and the Hap Moore, respectively. The Bob Bavier Team Race was hosted by College of Charleston, while the Hap Moore was hosted by the USCGA.
At the Bob Bavier Team Race, the Crimson persevered through strong winds coming in from the west on the first day of racing, while having just a slight breeze coming in from the east throughout day two. The crew placed third on the weekend, posting a 15/6 record, including wins over BU, UC Santa Barbara and South Florida. The event marked the first NEISA co-ed regatta of the spring season.
Contesting for the Hap Moore Trophy in New London, Connecticut, the wind was anywhere between 4-14 knots on day one, while day two consisted of low winds and sunny skies. The Crimson placed sixth, with a 5/9 record. The wins came against Rhode Island, Vermont and Bowdoin.
Harvard looks forwards to a trio of regattas next weekend, competing in two co-ed regattas (Jackson TR, Wood Trophy) and one women's regatta (Navy Women's Regatta). The Crimson will host the Wood Trophy, while the other regattas will be on the road at Georgetown (Jackson TR) and USNA (Navy Women's Regatta). The races are set for March 7-8.