No. 3 Bulldogs On Top Again

Gaumond and Robertson flatten after a tack during Yale sailing practice (photo credit: Bill Healy).

BOSTON, Mass. –The No. 3 Yale women's sailing team claimed its second regatta victory of the season at the Regis Bowl this weekend.  After 10 races on the Charles River, the Bulldogs finished 45 points ahead of the Boston University Terriers, their closest competition in the fleet of 16 teams. 

On both Saturday and Sunday competitors arrived at the venue at 9:30 A.M. only to be postponed ashore for several hours due to lack of wind.  However, enough wind eventually filled in each day to get races off.  On Saturday six races were sailed in winds of five to 10 miles per hour from the southeast.  On Sunday four more were sailed in even lighter winds from the east.

Freshman crew Clara Robertson, who made her collegiate sailing debut at the regatta, reported that "the races were pretty intense and you had to make lots of small decisions so it was really important to keep a positive attitude." 

Robertson and sophomore skipper Marly Isler finished first in B division.  They had nine top-five finishes out of 10 races.    

Junior skipper Morgan Kiss and senior crew Amanda Salvesen also sailed well for the Bulldogs, winning A division by 13 points.  They finished first or second in all but three races. 

Two weeks from now, the women's sailing team will look to continue their double-handed winning streak at the Women's Navy Fall regatta.  In the meantime, junior Urska Kosir will represent the Bulldogs in Boston next weekend at the New England Women's Singlehanded Championship.  She will be competing to qualify for the ICSA Women's Singlehanded National Championship.

Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity   

 

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