Bulldogs Set to Sail In Massachusetts
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The No. 1 Yale coed sailing team will look to continue its three-week win streak at the Marchiando Friis Team race hosted by Tufts and MIT in the Boston Area. The Bulldogs will also sail at the Admiral Alymers Trophy at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Mass.
Coming off last weekend's victory at the Southern New England Team Race, the Bulldogs are well prepared for the Jan Friis/Lynne Marchiando team race this weekend. Tufts and MIT will play co-hosts as half of the teams will report to Tufts on Day 1 while the other half will report to MIT. This will allow for more sailing, as both sets of teams will be able to spend the entire day on the water. It also allows for more teams to compete. On the second day, Sunday, the teams with the best records from each location will race against each other, while the bottom half of the teams will race in a silver medal at the other site.
The Bulldogs will face off against other top team racing teams such as Roger Williams and Boston College. They will report to Mystic Lake, the Tufts sailing venue, for the first round on Saturday, which will mean they will have the opportunity to sail Larks. Because of Mystic Lake's lack of breeze, Tufts sails these boats that are great in light air. Tufts also equips the boats with flat-topped mains to increase the breeze range in which racing is possible.
Report filed by Margot Benedict '12, Yale Sports Publicity