NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 2 Yale coed sailing team will race in the New England Dinghy Championships this weekend at the McNay Family Sailing Center. This regatta is the district qualifier for the ICSA National Semifinals in June.
Junior Graham Landy will skipper A division. With forecasts for possible strong breezes this weekend, many crews will be ready to sail with Landy as well, including seniors Eugenia Custo Greig and Will Feldman, and junior Katherine Gaumond.
Like the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp Trophies hosted at Yale a few weekends ago, this regatta will follow the same format. A and B division will switch between Z420s and FJs halfway through the event, allowing all the sailors to compete in the new class.
This regatta is the first step towards qualifying for the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship. Since NEISA is one of the biggest districts in college sailing, the top nine teams will move onto the Semifinals hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland. Then the top nine teams from each of the two Semifinals regattas will qualify to the National Championship directly afterwards.
The All-NEISA awards will also be announced after racing on Sunday, awarding first and second-team honors, as well as Sailor of the Year, Crew of the Year and the league sportsmanship award.
Racing will begin at 9:30 a.m. this weekend. Follow results live at http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/.
Report filed by Katherine Gaumond '15, Yale Sports Publicity