No. 1 Bulldogs Leading After First Day of Racing at National Championship

Fauer and Custo Greig at the 2011 Women's Nationals
Fauer and Custo Greig at the 2011 Women's Nationals

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - With ten races completed, the women's sailing team is sitting in first place at the Sperry Top-Sider College Sailing National Championship.  

Conditions today were especially challenging and much different from what the Bulldogs experienced in the semifinals. The wind came from a northeasterly direction at speeds of 5-10 knots. Considerable chop and shifty breeze made for a tough day of racing.

Sailing in A division were junior skipper Morgan Kiss and junior captain Katherine Gaumond.

In B division, senior skipper Marlena Fauer sailed with senior crew Eugenia Custo Greig for the first four races and then switched to sophomore crew Charlotte Belling for the remaining six races.

The Bulldogs are sitting in second place in both divisions, but the scores combined put them in first place with a three-point lead over the No. 2 Dartmouth Big Green and a 38-point margin between themselves and the third place team, the No. 4 Navy Midshipmen.

The regatta wraps up tomorrow with no race beginning after 5 p.m. The first race is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Follow results at http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/sperry-top-sider-women-nationals/.


Report filed by Natalya Doris '17, Yale Sports Publicity