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No. 1 Bulldogs to Face the Charles

Lamphere sailing upwind in a Laser.
Lamphere sailing upwind in a Laser.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale coed sailing team is entered in several highly competitive regattas this weekend, among them the three-division Hatch Brown Trophy at MIT, the Nevins Trophy at Kings Point and the Central Series 2 at Boston College.

 

The Hatch Brown is one of the more challenging events of the season, being one of the first coed events held on the Charles River. The Charles is known for its shifty and sometimes unpredictable conditions that leave sailors confused when it comes to making quick strategic and tactical decisions on the water.

 

Representing the Bulldogs at this tricky venue will be seniors Ian Barrows and Meredith Megarry in A division, sophomore Nic Baird and freshman Graceann Nicolosi in B, and junior Casey Klingler with crew senior Chandler Gregoire in C.

 

The Nevins Trophy is also a three-division event but different from the Hatch Brown in that the third division is sailed in a singlehanded boat, the Laser. Junior Malcolm Lamphere, 2015 ICSA Singlehanded National Champion, will be representing the Bulldogs in this division.

 

Sailing double-handed boats, FJs and 420s, in A and B division, respectively, will be the senior duo of captain Mitchell Kiss and Clara Robertson and the duo of sophomore Nick Hernandez and junior Caroline Colwell. Junior Claire Huebner will travel with the group as a heavy-air crew should wind speeds pick up at any point in the event.

 

Two freshmen will be making their college sailing debut at the Central Series this weekend: skippers Dylan DiMarchi and Chrissie Klingler. They will be accompanied by seniors skipper Charles Skoda and crews Amelia Dobronyi and Elizabeth Tokarz.

 

Racing begins on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hatch Brown and Central Series and at 9 a.m. at the Nevins. Follow results at http://scores.collegesailing.org/f16/.

 

Report filed by Natalya Doris '17, Yale Sports Publicity