Nearing End-of-season Championships
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After no racing last weekend due to adverse weather, the No. 1 Yale women's sailing team looks forward to getting back on the race course this weekend at the Stu Nelson Trophy, hosted by Connecticut College in New London, Conn. In a continuation of last weekend's gale conditions, the Bulldogs are forecasted to have exceptionally windy practices until the end of the week. However, winds are supposed to taper off come Friday and supposedly will range from six to 12 knots out of the west during the weekend.
Sailing in A division for the Bulldogs will be junior skipper Claire Dennis along with senior crew and team captain Margot Benedict. Both Dennis and Benedict were members of the coed team that traveled to Annapolis last weekend where they won the Navy Fall intersectional. Dennis took second in the laser radial C division.
Racing in B division will be the sophomore duo of skipper Marlena Fauer and crew Eugenia Custo Greig. Fauer and Custo Greig were members of the team that got blown out at the Yale Women's intersectional last weekend.
This weekend essentially marks the final regular season regatta of the fall for the Bulldogs. Next weekend is the Victorian Urn Trophy, to be hosted by Harvard, at which the team will compete to qualify for the Women's Atlantic Coast Championships. The ACC's are scheduled for the second weekend of November, after which the women's sailing team will officially enter its winter offseason.
Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity