HANOVER, N.H. - The Yale women's sailing team faced the first big breeze of the season this weekend, finishing ninth at the Mrs. Hurst Regatta at Dartmouth. On Saturday the Bulldogs grappled with heavy wind conditions after a month of light wind patterns across the NEISA district. Overnight the breeze died completely, and the sailors were in postponement for most of the day until a 3 knot gust in the late afternoon allowed a final race.
In A division, junior skipper Chrissie Klingler found her stride with first year crew Catherine Webb, consistently scoring in the top three and ultimately nabbing third place in her division. Klinger, who is known for her affinity for heavy wind, called the 12 - 15 knot breeze on Saturday "the best sailing conditions I've ever seen at Darmouth." Webb comments, "It was crucial for us to constantly be in communication about where the puffs were on the course." First year skipper Anisha Arcot struggled to make gains in B divsion, but her crew sophomore Cate Mollerus remarked that it was "good to see a first year hold her own in the big breeze in such a competitive fleet." 10 races were sailed on Saturday and one race was sailed on Sunday.
As the weather grows colder, the Bulldogs are excited to gear up and continue making strides in the fall season.
Scores can be found at https://scores.collegesailing.org/f18/mrs-hurst-bowl/B/
Report filed by Becca Rose '21, Yale Sports Publicity.