Today, the World Match Racing Tour revealed the remaining 4 ‘Tour Card’ captains who will be a part of the World Championship 2016 – France’s Yann Guichard, Sweden’s Mattias Rahm, Denmark’s Nicolai Sehested, as well as the very first all-female Tour Card team to be guided by United States’ Sally Barkow fill out the list of 10 appointed Tour Card Skippers for next year.
Sally Barkow, born in the United States, a former Olympic sailor as well as 2-time US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, has garnered her racing stripes both offshore and inshore, most recently on board all-female Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.
On quite a busy weekend for the Harvard sailing, 6 different yachts competed across 3 different meets on Charles River. The three meets delivered contrasting contrastive results for Crimson, showcased by a 3rd-place end at the MIT.
Racing in the 74th edition of the event, the 2 Harvard boats combined to prompt the Crimson to a 3es spot finish out of 18 squads with hundred-fifty-three points. This performance gave duo pair a berth in the Atlantic Coast Championship this month. Co-captains skipper Andrew Mollerus as well as crew Sydney Karnovsky, both were named to 2015 ICSA All-Academic Sailing, represented Harvard in A Division. Marek Zaleski, a senior skipper, and junior crew Julia Lord boasted in the B Division.
Andrew and Sydney helped the Crimson jump out to a fast beginning earlier on Saturday. The pair ended no lower than 6th in their first 6 races, snatching the 6th and putting Harvard in the lead by 7 points. Other top finishers included Boston University, who ended with a meet best 148 points, as well as Boston College, who registered 153 points but edged out Crimson in the tiebreaker, demoting Harvard to 3rd.
A 1st spot finish by Zaleski and Lord in their 2nd to last heat put Crimson within touching outstrip of first, but a accompanying thirteenth spot round allowed the Terriers as well as Eagles to recover the advantage.
Four women from Harvard flew Crimson flag on Charles in Victoria Urn this year, qualifying race for Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship. The hosts of the race came in 12th with two-hundred-sixteen points, short of making the cut.