No. 6 Bulldogs Look to Finish Regular Season Strong
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The No. 6 Yale coed sailing team will sail both the Admiral's Cup hosted by King's Point Merchant Marine Academy and the Freshman New England Championships hosted by MIT this coming weekend.
The Bulldogs have slipped in the rankings this week, from No. 1 to No. 6 after a shaky performance at the New England Dinghy Championship. However, in the open coaches poll done by Sailing World, two coaches still picked Yale as the top ranked team, showing that despite a difficult past weekend, the Bulldogs are still a top contender.
The Admiral's Cup is a three-division intersectional hosted by King's Point Merchant Marine Academy. A and B division will sail in both FJ's and 420's, while C division will be in Laser Full Rigs. Sailing A division will be senior skipper Cameron Cullman and sophomore crew Sarah Smith. Junior Max Nickbarg with freshman crew Charlotte Belling will sail B division. In the Laser Full Rig, freshman Eric Anderson will sail C division.
The Freshman New England Championship is a single-division, one-day event on the Charles River hosted by MIT. Fresh off their victory at the Short Beach Invitation, skipper Marly Isler with crew Emily Johnson will represent Yale at the regatta.
These two events are the last competitions before the Bulldogs travel to Norfolk, Va., to sail at the ICSA Semifinals, continuing the process of qualifying for Nationals. The Bulldogs will use this weekend as both a final tune-up and a weekend of rest to prepare for the big event.
All racing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Follow results at http://scores.collegesailing.org/.
Report filed by Katherine Gaumond '15, Yale Sports Publicity