October 16, 2011

Yale Women’s Regatta Blown Out

The Intersectional Being Hosted by Yale had to be Cancelled Due to Too Much Wind

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Racers arrived at Yale on Saturday morning excited to race in windy conditions for a change.  Unfortunately, the Yale Women's Intersectional experienced the opposite extreme to the light winds that have delayed or cancelled racing at recent regattas.  After winds in the 40-knots range deemed racing impossible on Saturday, sailors returned on Sunday only to be disappointed again when conditions were similar. 

The Yale A division boat, being sailed by sophomore skipper Marlena Fauer and sophomore crew Eugenia Custo Greig, was sent out to the racing area on Saturday as a test dummy to determine whether the conditions were sailable.  Apparently, between the strong winds and massive waves, the conclusion was no.  When conditions were similar on Sunday, Yale's McNay Family Director of Sailing, Zack Leonard, was forced to call the regatta off and send teams home without any races. 

It's currently too far in the future to rely on weather forecasts for next weekend, but the No. 1 Yale women's sailing team will be traveling to Connecticut College for the Stu Nelson Trophy.

Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity