Claire Dennis
Claire Dennis
Year: So.
Hometown: Saratoga, Calif.
High School: Woodside Priory School
Position: Skipper

2010-2011: ICSA All-American Women’s Skipper… Named to All-NEISA First Skippers Team… Runner-up for All-NEISA Women’s Sailor of the Year… ICSA Women’s Singlehanded National Champion… 1st in A division at ICSA Women’s Semifinals… 8th in A division at the ICSA Women’s National Championship

2009-2010: Fourth at New England Singlehanded Championships…Second at National Singlehanded Championships…New England Women’s Rookie of the Year…Second Team New England Skipper. 

Before Yale: Member of the US Sailing Team Alpha Graphics 2010…US Sailing team U23/ EYDT for the laser radial 2007, 2008 and 2009…Won Laser Radial Youth female worlds in 2006…Sailed internationally with the US Sailing team every summer in high school…Sailed in the Olympic trials in 2007…Qualified for the ICSA high school singlehanded nationals all four years…Ran varsity cross country and track all four years...Made it to states in cross country…Was captain her senior year for cross country…Named the female athlete of the year as a senior…Swam on varsity team senior year as well. 

Residential College: Ezra Stiles

Hobbies: Running, Swimming, Biking, and reading

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite thing about Yale: “Everything!”

Favorite thing about sailing for Yale: “Honestly everything”