Freshmen Will Make Their Women's Sailing Debut
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 1 Yale women's sailing team will head to Boston, Mass., this weekend to race in the Regis Bowl at Boston University. This will be the third regatta of the season for the Bulldogs, who are looking to maintain an undefeated record.
The Boston University sailing center is located on the Charles River, just more than a mile west of the MIT boathouse where the Bulldogs were for their first regatta of the season. Known for its shifty and challenging wind conditions, the Charles can be a frustrating place for sailors to race. However, the Bulldogs try hard to sail as many regattas on the river as possible so that they become more comfortable racing in the hardest conditions.
The Yale sailors that will be racing in A division at the Regis Bowl this weekend also sailed on the Charles last weekend. Last weekend the sophomore duo of skipper Morgan Kiss and crew Urska Kosir competed at the coed Hatch Brown Trophy , hosted by MIT, where they finished ninth in C division. The Regis Bowl will be Kiss and Kosir's first women's regatta of the season. Their first regatta was the coed Harry Anderson Trophy where they won B division by 15 points.
Also making their women's sailing debut will be freshmen Marly Isler and Emily Johnson, who will be sailing in B division for the Bulldogs. Last weekend they made their official college sailing debut at the coed Boston College Invitational, where they finished ninth in A division.
Currently the weekend forecast looks better for Sunday than for Saturday. While both days are expected to see high temperatures in the mid-70s, the wind direction on Saturday is expected to be predominantly south and not exceed 10 miles per hour in magnitude. Northerly and southerly wind directions can be the trickiest on the Charles because when the wind blows cross-river sailors have much less time to predict puffs before they hit the race course. Sunday, however, is supposed to bring winds from the west at 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale sports Publicity