Yale looking to three-peat
Published on September 8th, 2014
Yale, named the best all-around team in college sailing for the past two seasons, is about to begin a busy fall schedule comprised of 31 regattas. Leading the coed team is senior captain Graham Landy ’15, the reigning college sailor of the year.
Landy has consistently been one of the team’s top sailors since arriving on campus three years ago. He earned New England Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman, first-team all-New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association recognition as a sophomore and the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s College Sailor of the Year award as a junior.
Now he can add being captain to his long list of accomplishments.
“I was very excited when my teammates selected me to be one of the leaders,” Landy said. “While I performed well as a sailor, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee captainship, so it’s exciting that they have that much faith in me.”
Landy added that winning college sailor of the year has helped him lead the team. With the amount of success he has experienced, Landy provides good advice to his teammates.
A number of Landy’s teammates praised his talent and leadership.
“He is so dedicated to the sport, and therefore is not only very knowledgeable about how to make his own boat go fast, but also consistently helping his teammates progress in sailing at his incredible pace,” Marly Isler ’16 said. “We are lucky as a team to have Graham as captain because he is an exceptional competitor and invaluable teammate.” – Full report
MORE: Yale University has won the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy, which goes to the best overall collegiate team, for the past two seasons. The team with the most Fowle points, which use composite results of the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded, Men’s Singlehanded, Match Racing, Women’s, Team Racing, and Coed National Championships, determines the Fowle trophy. During the 2013-14 season, Yale placed second at the Women’s Nationals, and then won both the Team Race Nationals and the Coed Nationals.