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No. 1 Bulldogs Vie for Spot at Singlehanded Nationals

Lamphere sailing a Laser at Kings Point last weekend (credit: New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association).
Lamphere sailing a Laser at Kings Point last weekend (credit: New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – This weekend, the Yale coed sailing team is sending three skippers to the Men's New England Singlehanded Championship, the qualifier for the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship. The Bulldogs will also be competing in two double-handed regattas: the Hood Trophy at Tufts and the Chris Loder Trophy at MIT.

 

Senior Ian Barrows, junior Malcolm Lamphere and sophomore Nic Baird will be representing the Bulldogs at the Singlehanded Championship. The regatta will be held on the Long Island Sound just outside of the Thames River in New London, Conn.

 

Lamphere and Baird competed in the event last year, placing second and third, respectively, while Barrows competed in 2013, winning the event. The team has sent multiple sailors to the National Championship every year for the past several years, and just last year Lamphere took home the Glen S. Foster Trophy for placing first at the Championship. The Bulldogs will all be shooting for a top-four finish, as only the top four-placing boats in the fleet with earn a berth to the Nationals, which will be held in Texas mid-November.

 

The rest of the squad will be heading to Boston for double-handed events.


Sailing the Hood Trophy at Tufts will be seniors Mitchell Kiss and Clara Robertson in A division and sophomore Nick Hernandez with junior Caroline Colwell in B. Hernandez sailed the event last year, placing fifth in B division with senior crew Natalya Doris.

 

At MIT, junior Christopher Champa and freshman Dylan DiMarchi will skipper A and B division with crews senior Amelia Dobronyi and freshman Graceann Nicolosi.

 

Racing begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Follow results at http://scores.collegesailing.org/.

 

Report filed by Natalya Doris '17, Yale Sports Publicity