No. 1 Bulldogs Win On Home Waters

Fauer and Custo Greig hiking hard (credit: New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 1 Yale women's sailing team stretched its winning streak to four regattas this past weekend by winning the Yale Women's Intersectional.  Twelve races were completed in each division over the course of the weekend.  Eighteen teams competed.

Competitors arrived to a calm Long Island Sound on Saturday morning.  It looked as if there might not be any racing that day, but a steady southerly breeze finally filled in in the afternoon.  Six races were completed and the Bulldogs ended the day with a comfortable 54-point lead.

A medium westerly breeze greeted the sailors on Sunday morning so racing got underway on time.  The new direction caused the wind on the race course to be more influenced by the land and, according to captain Marlena Fauer, the conditions got trickier as the day went on and the wind faded.

Fauer skippered the Bulldogs' A division boat with senior Eugenia Custo Greig as crew.  The senior duo finished just one point behind first in the division.

In B division, junior skipper Morgan Kiss and senior crew Amanda Salvesen bested their competition by 45 points. 

The Bulldogs will now take advantage of fall break this week to prepare for the Stu Nelson Trophy next weekend. Just two weeks from now they will be racing to qualify for the Atlantic Coast Championships. 

Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity