NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 1 Yale coed sailing team will return to double handed boats this coming weekend, sending teams to the Danmark Trophy at the US Coast Guard Academy and the Jesuit Open at Fordham.
The Danmark Trophy is one of the largest intersectional events of the fall season. Teams from as far away as California will be traveling to the Coast Guard Academy for a weekend of fleet racing. The US Coast Guard Academy is one of the few venues in college sailing that can provide full fleets of 420's and FJ's, allowing both A and B division to sail simultaneously. Because of this, the Danmark is known as a grueling weekend on the Thames River where sailors must demonstrate both their endurance and their versatility between boats. The Bulldogs will be sending a large team in order to be prepared for all possible wind conditions: skippers senior Cameron Cullman and sophomore Graham Landy with crews freshman Charlotte Belling, junior Will Feldman, senior Heather May, freshman Sanam Rastegar and junior Amanda Salvesen.
The Bulldogs will also travel to the Jesuit Open hosted by Fordham. A division will be sailed by the junior team of Marlena Fauer and Eugenia Custo Greig. After a weekend off, the duo will be well-rested and ready to sail. On Saturday, B division will be sailed by senior skipper Zachary Foreman and freshmen crew Emily Johnson while the B division team on Sunday will consist of junior Max Nickbarg with sophomore crew Sarah Smith.
All sailing will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday. Scores will be available at http://scores.collegesailing.org.
Report filed by Katherine Gaumond '15, Yale Sports Publicity