ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Bulldogs notched their first win of the season on Tampa Bay this weekend. They dominated the competition with a 13/2 record, a significant step ahead of the next best team, Eckerd College, who had a 10/5 record.
Louisa Nordstrom (rotating in)
The four skippers rotated each race, which presents its own challenge as it can be hard to get into a rhythm. This event was meant as a warm-up for some of Yale's deep team. The point was not to win, but to learn and get some practice time in where the weather is warm enough to sail. The Bulldogs had no issue finding their groove, though, winning all but two races.
The weather on Saturday was beautiful, warm, and breezy. The course was set in the bay where the breeze is more stable, and the waves are bigger. Sunday brought rain and less racing, but the Bulldogs finished strong to earn their place on top of the national rankings.
Scores can be found at https://collegesailing.org/.
Report filed by Nic Baird '19, Yale Sports Publicity