BOSTON, MASS. – The Yale coed sailing team finished third at the conference championship or the Schell trophy this weekend at MIT. After a very tricky and tough day on Saturday the team was in tenth place with several points to make up to get into the top seven, which qualify for the Atlantic Coast Championship. The team came back on Sunday, edging out MIT in the last race to win the day and finish an overall third place, beating Boston University by only one point. It was an incredible comeback to secure a spot at the ACC's and come close to finishing second. MIT, a team that generally does well at home, won the event handily. Roger Williams University was second. Conditions on the Charles were extremely shifty on Saturday, but much steadier on Sunday. Both days were moderate breeze strength.
Meanwhile, Tufts hosted the Nickerson, which acts as the first-year championship, where the Bulldogs finished eighth overall.
Competing at the Schell was junior skipper Nicholas Baird and sophomore crew Graceann Nicolosi in A division with senior Malcolm Lamphere, juniors Nick Hernandez and Kira Woods and first-year Sonia Lingos-Utley in B division.
Congrats to the Bulldogs for qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Championship! That will take place in two weeks, in between, Baird and Lamphere will compete in St. Petersburg, Florida at the singlehanded nationals next weekend.
Find results at www.scores.collegesailing.org
Report filed by Nic Baird '19, Yale Sports Publicity