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Women's Sailing Welcomes Class of 2022 Sailors

Photo Courtesy of @yale_sailing
Photo Courtesy of @yale_sailing

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Seven members of the class of 2022 will join the women's sailing team for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. These sailors will serve to offset the loss of four graduating seniors: a skipper, two crews and a skipper/crew versatile sailor. The incoming women will aid in the team's transition as they quickly become acquainted with high-level racing styles and techniques.

Here are some more details about each new member of the team:


Anisha Arcot

Hometown: West Linn, Ore.

High School: West Linn High School

Highlights before Yale: Captain of varsity vailing team, Ida Lewis 2017, Bernis 2018.

Personal: I love horror movies but I spend most of the time with my eyes closed.

Favorite parts of Yale: "Meeting unique, talented people and faculty from around the globe! In regards to the sailing team im looking forward to having a friendly community to spend time with and learn from."



Alexandra Contomichalos

Hometown: Athens, Greece

High School: St Paul's School

Highlights before Yale: Sailed a 3 day race on IODS

Personal: I have a twin brother!

Favorite parts of Yale: "The people and the classes. I'm excited to sail out of Branford, CT and meet everyone on the team."


Sophia Durney

Hometown: Berkeley, Calif.


Meredith Ryan

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

High School: Nichols

Highlights before Yale: Captain of varsity sailing team, 1st Lightning Junior North Americans, 1st Lightning Youth Worlds, 2nd Lightning North Americans

Personal: I am in the process of perfecting my latte art...but I don't drink coffee.

Favorite parts of Yale: "The opportunity to learn from such talented people who are passionate about what they do. The team is extremely welcoming, and I can't wait to have a second family when I arrive on campus."


Katherine Skoda

Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn.

High School: Brentwood High School

Personal: I like hiking, coffee talks, and hanging with friends. 

Favorite parts of Yale: "The people and the architecture. I've never met a more accepting and fun-loving team, and I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful group of people."


Helena Ware

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

High School: Friends School of Baltimore

Highlights before Yale: Baltimore County Sailing Center high school race team.

Personal: I have moved five times, not including moving into college.

Favorite parts of Yale: "The residential college system and being constantly surrounded by motivated, successful, and dedicated people. Im excited to be a part of the sailing community and getting to learn from incredible sailors and coaches."


Catherine Webb 

Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.

High School: Corona del Mar High School

Highlights before Yale: Baltimore County Sailing Center high school race team.

Personal:  I'm a member of the Cherokee Nation!

Favorite parts of Yale: "The beautiful campus and spending time with incredibley smart and talented people. Also getting close with all the team members and growing as a sailor."

Report by Becca Rose '21, Yale Sports Publicity