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Smooth Sailing — Harvard team takes to a winning season like a duck to water

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Daphne Reeve ’01 (left), Clemmie Everett ’03, and Lauren Toretta ’00 hoist their sails prior to a practice session on the Charles River.

Harvard’s sailing team is going to need a bigger trophy case after capturing the top spots in several regional races this month. The coed team collected the Boston Dinghy Club Cup in early April and then took the Friis Trophy in team racing, April 8 and 9. Freshmen Clay Bishoff (skipper) and Lema Kikuchi (rew) won the Priddy Trophy at the New England Freshmen Championship on April 22.

The women’s team won the Emily Wick Trophy on April 8 and took third place in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Championship, qualifying Harvard for the ISA National Championship beginning May 28 in Maryland. Coach Mike O’Connor says the Harvard sailors are major contenders in the upcoming New England Racing Championship in Connecticut on April 29 and the New England Coed Dinghy Championship at Dartmouth on May 6.

Looking like a figurehead, Matt Ocwieja ’01 gently guides his vessel to the dock.
Daphne Reeve ’01 and Clemmie Everett ’03 stay on an even keel as they navigate the peaceful river.
Clemmie Everett ’03 pulls sailboats out of storage. The boats are hung vertically to save space in the Sailing Center.