Strong Winds Forecasted
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Teams from up and down the East Coast will be traveling to Yale this weekend for the Yale Women's intersectional. After traveling all the way to Annapolis, Md., last weekend, the host team looks forward to racing at home. However, that is not to say that the trip to the Naval Academy was not well worth it. The No. 1 Yale women's sailing team is coming off of a big win at last weekend's Navy Fall intersectional.
While winds were light and variable at Navy, so much so that there was no racing on Sunday, quite the opposite is forecasted for this weekend at Yale. Saturday, in particular, is supposed to see winds in the 20 mile-per-hour range out of the southwest. If the forecasts hold true, competitors can expect major swells as well since the wind will be blowing straight from the Sound. Sunday calls for more moderate breeze, but still in the double-digit range and out of the same direction.
Representing the Bulldogs in A division will be sophomore skipper Marlena Fauer and sophomore crew Eugenia Custo Greig. This pair is reuniting after a few weekends sailing with different partners, but Fauer and Custo Greig's history sailing together bodes well for the Bulldogs.
In B division will be junior skipper Emily Billing and sophomore crew Amanda Salvesen. This duo has been putting a lot of time in together recently so look for them to put on a strong performance this weekend on their home waters. Both Billing and Salvesen competed at the Navy Fall last weekend. Billing took third in C division and Salvesen won B division by a significant margin.
The big breeze this coming weekend should be an exciting change from the lighter conditions that have plagued the majority of weekends this fall. Follow the results of the Yale Women's on TechScore.
Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity