NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Bulldogs had a close regatta this weekend, coming in third at the Wick/Shrew by a narrow margin of 13 points.
Saturday's racing had extremely trying conditions, with it taking close to four hours to get a single race off in the filling and dying north-westerly breeze. After the competing breezes finally settled, the southerly was finally able to come in allowing for six races to be completed in each division in waves and a great 15 mph breeze. The big breeze on Saturday allowed heavy crews Claire Huebner and Chrissie Klingler to get in on the action. This was the first time this season that the Klingler sisters have competed together since their debut at nationals in Charleston last spring.
Sunday's conditions were once again less than ideal and only allowed for 3 races to be completed. It was hard to stay consistent in the oscillating shifts, with many of the top teams finishing outside the top ten in some races.
Senior Casey Klingler sailing with junior Chrissie Klingler and first-year Cate Mollerus finished third in A division. In B division sophomore Louisa Nordstrom finished second with crews senior Caroline Colwell and Claire Huebner.
The Bulldogs are off to a good start and both Klingler and Nordstrom will be building their fleet racing experience by competing on the coed circuit next weekend.
Full scores can be found at http://scores.collegesailing.org/s18/wick-shrew/B/.
Report filed by KB Knapp '18, Yale Sports Publicity