Blair Belling
Blair Belling
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Newport Harbor High School
Position: Crew

Captain 2010

2009-2010: NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week with Thomas Barrows 9/13/09, 10/6/09 and 3/22/10…Sailed on Ivy Championship winning team…First Team All-New England Crew…All-American.

2008-2009: Won A division with Thomas Barrows at Coed nationals…Part of winning team at the Ivy Championship Regatta…Sailed at the 2009 ICSA National Championships on second-place Co-ed Dinghy team and fourth-place team racing team…NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week with Thomas Barrows 3/8/09.

2007-2008: Sailed in eight regattas for the Bulldogs in both co-ed and women’s events.

Before Yale: Member of the 2007 National Doublehanded High School Sailing Championship (Mallory) Team from Newport Harbor High School…Took second place at 2007 Baker Trophy Team Race Nationals…Won four varsity letters in sailing and was captain her senior year… Also ran cross country for three years… 2005 Bemis National Champion in the Club 420 and took second place at FJ Nationals…Four-year Academic Letter winner and Valedictorian Scholar in 2007.

Residential College: Saybrook

Major: English

Activities at Yale: Bulldog Buddies, Theta

Favorite Food: Mexican, ice cream, and sushi

Hobbies: Running, skiing and snowboarding, yoga, cooking, travel

Favorite thing about Yale: “The team and all the tradition that Yale has”

Favorite thing about sailing for Yale: “Practicing out at our boathouse YCYC and wearing my dry suit everyday”