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Baird to Compete in National Championship

Photo by Chad Lyons
Photo by Chad Lyons

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –– Senior Nic Baird will represent the Bulldogs this weekend at the singlehanded national championship held on Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan. The event represents the end of the fall season, and Baird will be looking to finish off a solid season with a good result against tough competition.


Most of the opposition at the event will be first-years, as a strong class of laser sailors came into college sailing this year. Baird finished ninth at this regatta last year, but has been close to winning it previous seasons.


Temperatures will hover around 45 degrees on Saturday, with light winds expected. Gale warnings are in effect for Sunday and waves over seven feet tall are forecasted. The event organizers are planning to get as much done on Saturday as possible.


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Report filed by Nic Baird '19, Yale Sports Publicity