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No. 1 Bulldogs to Sail Last Regattas Before Fleet Race Championship

Knapp and junior women's captain Claire Huebner (Credit: Rob Migliaccio).
Knapp and junior women's captain Claire Huebner (Credit: Rob Migliaccio).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With just one week remaining before the New England Fleet Race Championship and National Qualifier, the Yale coed sailing team will compete in two three-division fleet race inter-conference regattas this weekend: the Admiral's Cup at Kings Point and the Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup at MIT.

 

Representing the Bulldogs at Kings Point are the reunited senior duo of Mitchell Kiss and Clara Robertson in A division and sophomore skipper Nick Hernandez with freshman crew Graceann Nicolosi in B division. Junior Malcolm Lamphere will sail in C, a singlehanded division at this event, in the Laser. Lamphere is the 2015 ICSA Men's Singlehanded National Champion.

 

Either senior Charles Skoda or junior Christopher Champa will also travel with this team and sail should winds exceed normal velocities.

 

All three divisions at the Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup will be in double-handed boats, namely FJs and Fireflies. Sailing A division are freshman Dylan DiMarchi and sophomore Kira Woods. Junior women's skipper KB Knapp will get the opportunity to race B division at this competitive coed event with junior crew Caroline Colwell. In C, either Skoda or junior Patrick Buehler will skipper with crew senior Elizabeth Tokarz.

 

Light to medium breeze is expected at both locations over the weekend, with a northwest direction predominating on Saturday and a northeast direction on Sunday.

 

Racing begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Follow results at http://scores.collegesailing.org/s17/.

 

Report filed by Natalya Doris '17, Yale Sports Publicity