Warner and Schuyler Earn the Honor After Their Past Weekend's Performance
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale juniors Genoa Warner and Stephanie Schuyler took first place in B division at the Charleston Women's Intersectional last weekend, leading the Bulldogs to a second-place overall finish in the regatta. Shortly thereafter, the New England collegiate sailing district announced the two Yale women as NEISA's sailors of the week. This is an especially high honor considering that NEISA is one of the biggest and most competitive districts in college sailing.
In Charleston, the junior duo started off the regatta by winning four out of the first five races and then went on to string together another four consecutive bullets on Sunday. In the seven out of 16 races that they did not win, they only finished outside of the top-five twice. Their performance was so stellar all weekend that when heavy weather conditions (18-22 knots) rendered the lightweight team incapable of finishing the final race, they still came out on top in their division.
Warner commented on her thoughts leading up to the past weekend saying, "We were nervous about not having sailed since last semester, but unnecessarily". "Unnecessarily" is evidently true. She also said that the regatta was "really great because [they] sailed with both fleets on the line at once". Clearly the primary purpose of the regatta was to get quality time on the water that would serve as a stepping stone into the rest of the season. When you have the right mindset like that success tends come much more often.
Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity