Yale Heads to Dartmouth
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The No. 6 Bulldogs will take to Lake Mascoma on Saturday in their first A regatta of the year for the Mrs. Hurst Women's. The regatta is being hosted by Dartmouth. The regatta is named after the wife of long-time Dartmouth coach Captain Hurst. She was the volunteer secretary of the Dartmouth sailing team for many years.
Last year the Bulldogs were provided with plenty of baked goods as well as some quality sailing despite the cool temperatures. They sailed to a ninth-place finish with Rebecca Jackson '10 and junior Margot Benedict finishing 13th in A division and juniors Genoa Warner and Stephanie Schuyler finishing fourth in B division.
Lake Mascoma, in Enfield, N.H., is a beautiful and interesting place to sail. As is true with most lakes, the breeze can be quite inconsistent but it sometimes comes straight down the narrow lake in sheets. It is supposed to remain a nice fall weekend with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees. However, the wind forecast currently does not predict much breeze for either Saturday or Sunday.
The Bulldogs will put a different team out on the water this weekend. Sophomores Claire Dennis and Heather May will once again sail in A division. They hope to improve on their impressive finish last weekend at MIT. Freshmen Marlena Fauer and Eugenia Custo Greig will sail in B division for the Bulldogs. It will be the first regatta of their collegiate sailing careers and should be an exciting weekend for both.
Unlike last weekend, the Bulldogs will face both local and out of region teams. Fifteen teams will represent the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association including No. 1 Boston College and No. 2 Brown while four teams will come from the Mid-Atlantic region. All of the other regions are also allotted one berth.
The Bulldogs will set sail in FJs on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. beginning their intersectional season.
Report filed by Margot Benedict '12, Yale Sports Publicity