NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coming off a big win last weekend, the No. 3 Yale women's sailing team looks to have a repeat performance at the Women's Regis Bowl this weekend. The Regis Bowl is hosted by Boston University on the Charles River every fall. Last year the Bulldogs sailed to a third-place finish.
Many of the members of Yale's 2012 Regis Bowl squad will head back to the river again this year. Junior skipper Morgan Kiss won A division last year and will return to helm the Bulldogs A boat on Saturday of the event. Kiss and senior crew Amanda Salvesen will try to get the team off to a strong start and then hand the reigns over to seniors Marlena Fauer and Eugenia Custo Greig for Sunday. Dividing up the work in this way helps to avoid overwhelming the sailors, who still have eight more weeks left in the fall season.
Sophomore skipper Marly Isler is also a returning Regis Bowl veteran. Last year, she and her crew finished fifth in B division and this year she has freshman crew Clara Robertson to help her improve that result. Isler and Robertson will race together in B division on both Saturday and Sunday.
All of the above pairings have put up strong results so far this season. Kiss and Salvesen finished second in A division at the coed Nevins Trophy last weekend as well as at the Toni Deutsch Trophy in week one. Fauer and Custo Greig took fourth in A division at the coed Harry Anderson Trophy and first at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl last weekend. Isler helped the coed sloop team win the Pine Trophy in week one and then went on to finish third in B division at the BC Central Series. Her crew for this weekend, Robertson, was a member of last week's dominant Mrs. Hurst Bowl team.
Weather forecasts for the weekend are calling for sunny skies and warm temperatures, but light winds. The breeze is supposed to come from the northeast on Saturday and then turn 180 degrees to the southwest for Sunday. Both directions tend to make for very challenging racing. The Bulldogs will need to be on their toes, ready to adapt to rapid changes in velocity and angle.
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Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity