October 18, 2010

No. 3 Bulldogs Place Well Across New England

Third at Captain Hurst Bowl, Lane Trophy 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 3 Bulldogs continued their strong fall this weekend, taking third place at both the Captain Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth and the Lane Trophy at Tufts.  The Reid Trophy at Boston College was cancelled due to high winds.

The regatta report called Saturday at the Captain Hurst Bowl "A fantastic day of college sailing in the north country!"  Each division sailed eight races in 15 knot winds.  In A division, sophomore Cameron Cullman skippered for senior Elizabeth Brim.  B division featured freshmen Chris Segerblom driving for Amanda Salvesen

Sunday brought "champagne conditions" and six more races for each division. Cullman and Brim notched three wins to finish fourth in A division, and Segerblom and Salvesen recorded seven top-five finishes to take second in B division.

The Bulldogs travelled to Boston College on Saturday for the Reid Trophy, a team race.  Greeted with winds around 18 knots, the race committee sent the fleet out, only to abandon racing as gusts quickly rose to 33 knots.  With little relief in sight, the organizers cancelled the regatta around 2 p.m.

On Sunday the team racing circuit moved to Tufts to take on the over-powered Larks.  The wind was much calmer, though puffs still approached 20 knots.  The three Yale boats were seniors Andrew Kurzrok and Tatyana Camejo, freshman Max Nickbarg and a mixture of senior Alexa Chu and Anna Han and juniors Robert Struckett and Isabel Elliman.  In two round-robins with five other teams, the Bulldogs accumulated a 6-4 record, losing a tie-breaker to Boston College. 

Next week the Bulldogs send an expedition to Boston, competing in the Oberg Trophy at MIT and the Central Series at Boston College.

Report by Andrew Kurzrok '11, Yale Sports Publicity

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