ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The No. 2 Yale coed sailing team was awarded the Fowle Trophy at this year's ICSA Award. The Fowle Trophy is awarded yearly to the best "all-around" team in college sailing. Three Bulldogs were also appointed to the All-American team with two honorable mentions.
The Fowle Trophy is awarded to the team in college sailing with the best performance at all six national championships along with the national semifinals. Few teams in college sailing are even able to qualify for all seven of these events, yet the Bulldogs competed in all seven with the best overall finishes.
Senior Cameron Cullman placed fourth at the ICSA Men's Singlehanded National Championship while senior Claire Dennis placed third at the ICSA Women's Singlehanded National Championship. A team of Bulldogs consisting of juniors Max Nickbarg and Chris Segerblom, sophomore Graham Landy and freshman Marly Isler placed second at the Sloop Match Racing National Championship as well.
Moving into the spring season, Yale won the Western Semifinals. Then in St. Petersburg, Fla. Yale was able to place sixth at the Sperry Topsider/ICSA Women's National Championship, place eighth at the Gill/ICSA Fleet Race Coed National Championship and win the APS/ICSA Team Race National Championship.
This stellar overall performance by the entire Yale team earned the Bulldogs the Fowle Trophy for the first time in five years.
The ICSA Award Banquet also announced this year's All-American Teams. Skippers Cullman and Segerblom were awarded Honorable Mentions for the All-American Team. Landy was recognized as a full All-American. Crews senior Heather May and sophomore Katherine Gaumond were also named to the crew All-American Team.
This wraps up this year's season for Yale sailing, but many team members will still be practicing in other venues of the sport. Segerblom is going to the United Kingdom representing the United States in the BUSA Tour with other American college sailors and Landy is competing for the United States in the Youth America's Cup.
Report filed by Katherine Gaumond '15, Yale Sports Publicity