Crimson Leads the Pack at ICSA Team Race NAs
Hoyas close on their heels
Last year, Harvard placed second in the event. 2002 could mark the first Crimson victory at the ICSA Team Race NAs in school history. In an interview with Derek Webster, Harvard coach Bern Noack, of Belmont, Mass., said The race against Georgetown was a slug-fest and we got a little bit of luck to pull it out. Id say it was fifty-percent luck and fifty-percent good sailing. Crimson sailors are returning All-Americans senior skipper Seaon Doyle, of St. Petersburg, Fla., junior skipper Clay Bischoff, of Miami, Fla. They are joined by sophomore skipper Cardwell Potts, of New Orleans, La. Returning All-American crews are junior Michelle Yu, of Mountain View, Calif., and senior Susan Bonney, of Westford, Mass. Junior Lema Kikuchi, of Bethesda, Md., is making her debut at ICSA Team Race NAs.
According to Hoyas coach Mike Callahan, of Washington, D.C., who said in an interview with Derek Webster, We sailed well today. We had Harvard down with a 1-2-3, but the breeze died and filled from behind, allowing them to turn the 4-5-6 into a winning combination. Skippering for the Hoyas are seniors and returning All-Americans Brian Bissell, of Newport Beach, Calif., and Ken Ward, of Tampa, Fla. They are joined by sophomore skipper Tyler Haskell, of Newport Beach, Calif. Crews have been Alex Holtan, of Larchmont, N.Y., Kat Penberthy, of Rowayton, Conn., Melanie Wood, of Seattle, Wash., sophomore Eliza Ryan, of Marblehead, Mass., freshman Barbara Hall, of Marion, Mass., and returning All-American senior Leah Williams, of South Dartmouth, Mass.
Conditions were challenging and wind shifted dramatically in both speed and direction. Puffs of up to 15 knots roared over the racecourse, when, in a given moment, a windless lull would set in.
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