NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After five weeks, the No. 1 Yale women's sailing team is officially halfway through its fall season. It will begin the second half with a regatta at home. The Bulldogs are set to host 17 other schools for the annual Yale Women's Intersectional this weekend.
In previous years, this regatta has been raced one division at a time in 420s; however, Yale's new fleet of 18 FJs will allow both divisions to be on the water at once this year. This should allow for more races to be completed since two races can now be run at the same time and competitors will not have to return to the dock between sets in order to rotate.
The same Bulldogs that claimed victory at last weekend's Navy Fall Intersectional are prepared to represent Yale on their home turf this weekend. Junior skipper Morgan Kiss and senior crew Amanda Salvesen will be looking to best their A division competition again and seniors Marlena Fauer and Eugenia Custo Greig will look to do the same in B division.
This will actually be Fauer and Custo Greig's second regatta at home this season. Back on week one, the senior duo finished fourth in B division at the coed Harry Anderson Trophy.
Races this weekend will be run by Yale's assistant coach William Healy and members of both the coed and women's varsity sailing teams. They are hoping that the weather cooperates better than it has in recent years. Last year only seven races could be completed in each division because of lack of consistent wind and two years ago the regatta had to be cancelled altogether due to too much wind. Current forecasts bode well though, with a moderate sea-breeze from the southwest predicted for both Saturday and Sunday.
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Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity