NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coming off of a third-place finish last weekend, the No. 3 Yale women's sailing team will head to Hanover, N.H., this weekend for the Mrs. Hurst Bowl. Last year, the Bulldogs won this regatta by 58 points, so they will be looking to defend that victory. The regatta, hosted by Dartmouth, will be sailed in FJ's on Lake Mascoma.
Team captain Marlena Fauer and senior crew Eugenia Custo Greig will represent the Bulldogs in A division. They are looking forward to returning to the women's racing circuit after helping the coed sailing team win the Harry Anderson Trophy at Yale last weekend.
Junior skipper Urska Kosir and sophomore crew Emily Johnson will once again race the Bulldogs' B division boat. They finished third in B division at the Toni Deutsch last week and hope to improve on that strong start to the season.
In addition to the above crew combinations, freshman crew Clara Robertson will travel with the team as a light-air secret weapon. She has practice sailing with both Fauer and Kosir over the past few weeks and says she will be ready to race at a moment's notice.
The weather forecast calls for different conditions on each day of racing. A high pressure system off the New England coast should bring warmer temperatures and a southerly breeze on Saturday. A cold front is expected to move into the region overnight though, bringing lower temperatures and northeasterly winds for Sunday.
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Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity