New Haven, Conn. – This past week at the Ray Tompkins House, the No. 2 Yale coed and women's sailing teams elected new team captains, juniors Chris Segerblom and Marlena Fauer.
Segerblom is a member of Ezra Stiles and a mechanical engineering major. He hails from Newport Beach, Calif., where he grew up sailing Sabots, and eventually graduated to doublehanded boats, including I420s, C420s and FJs as both a skipper and crew. His high school team, which he would captain his senior year, was a national team race champion and two-time national fleet race champion. This experience in athletic excellence and leadership has served him well during his time a Yale.
While a member of the Bulldogs, Segerblom has been named twice to the All-New England Skippers Second Team. He has won many fleet and team racing regattas including a first in A division at the 2011 Harry Anderson, a first at the Bob Bavier Team Race and a first at the Southern New England Team Race. As well as doublehanded sailing, Segerblom helmed the match racing team that would go on to place second at the national championships. As the new captain of the Yale coed sailing team, Segerblom will look to lead to the team through the spring season to the national championships.
Fauer is a native of New York City. She is an architecture major and a member of Jonathan Edwards college. Fauer grew up sailing the Optimist dinghy until she too moved to doublehanded sailing. Sailing the I420, Fauer became a member of the US Sailing US18 Team in 2009, the US Sailing Development Team in 2010 and went on to represent the United States at the 2010 ISAF Youth Worlds.
Once a member of the Yale women's sailing team, Fauer showed her talents could transfer to the collegiate dinghies, the 420 and FJ. Her freshman year, Fauer was named All-New England Women's Rookie of the Year and was an ICSA All-American honorable mention after a third-place finish in B division at the ICSA Women's National Championship. Her sophomore year, Fauer was a member of the team that clinched the Ivy championship for Yale, as well as placing first in A division at the Dellenbaugh Women's Regatta, earning her the distinction of an All-American skipper. After this distinguished career thus far, the Bulldogs will look to continue their success after a stellar fall season.
Under this new leadership, the Bulldogs will begin their spring season at the Bob Bavier Team Race in Charleston, S.C., this coming weekend.
Report filed by Katherine Gaumond '15, Yale Sports Publicity