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Barrows and Belling Named NEISA Co-ed Sailors Of The Week

Barrows and Belling Named NEISA Co-ed Sailors Of The Week

Bulldogs Maintains Top Ranking Nationally

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Senior Thomas Barrows and junior Blair Belling were named the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) co-ed sailors of the week for their winning performance at last week's Danmark Trophy. 

In the award citation, Barrows and Belling were described as "completely dominat[ing] a very strong A division."  The Danmark Trophy was sailed in both FJs and 420s, yet the team maintained a low 3.6 average finish against a twenty-boat fleet.  They won four races and only finished outside of the top-five in three of the fifteen races.

The dominating performance kept the Bulldogs atop this week's Sailing World National Rankings.  The Bulldogs received first-place votes from 14 of the 16 participating collegiate coaches.  Yale outscored second-ranked Boston College 318 points to 303 points.  National rankings are released every other week, and this is the Bulldog's second consecutive rating period in first place.

report by Andrew Kurzrok '11, Yale Sports Publicity