NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With one week remaining before the Atlantic Coast Championship Qualifiers, the Yale coed sailing team is headed to Providence, R.I., and Boston to sail the Hoyt and Oberg Trophies, the last regular season events of the fall season.
Before competing on Saturday, the Bulldogs will be spending two days training at Tufts University during their October break. Mystic Lake will be the venue of the New England Team Race Championship in the spring and is notorious for shifty, unpredictable wind patterns.
Forecasts call for westerly breeze upwards of 20 knots for the majority of the weekend in Providence.
The lineup at the Hoyt is sophomore Nic Baird and freshman Graceann Nicolosi in A division and the senior duo of Mitchell Kiss and Clara Robertson in B. Crews senior Charles Skoda, junior Christopher Champa and sophomore Kira Woods will also travel with the team so they can sail in the heavy breeze that is predicted for the weekend.
On the Charles River, skippers junior Malcolm Lamphere, sophomore Nick Hernandez and freshman Dylan DiMarchi will sail with crews seniors Amelia Dobronyi and Chandler Gregoire and junior Caroline Colwell.
As the Oberg is a three-division event, Hernandez and Colwell will be sailing A division, with Lamphere and Gregoire in B and DiMarchi and Dobronyi in C.
Winds are also predicted to be strong on the Charles, but with more variation in velocity and direction – breeze is expected to shift from the south to the west throughout the weekend, with velocity in the range of five to 25 knots.
Racing begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Follow results at http://scores.collegesailing.org/f16/.
Report filed by Natalya Doris '17, Yale Sports Publicity