Nov. 6, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 6 Bulldog sailors will have a light week of competition prior to the final championship weekend of the season, with only the freshmen sailors competing at the Freshmen Atlantic Coast Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Connecticut College. The Freshmen Atlantic Coast Championships will pit the top freshmen teams from the New England, South Atlantic, Midwest and Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Sailing Conferences against each other.
The two-day event will feature racing in FJ's on the Thames River in New London, a venue known for shifty conditions with lots of current. The Bulldogs, who placed sixth at the New England Freshmen Championships to qualify for the Freshmen Atlantic Coast Championship, will be well-suited to the current because the McNay Family Sailing Center site includes more current than many college venues.
In 2006, the last year the Bulldogs competed at the event, the team placed second behind the team from No. 1 Boston College. The Elis placed third in both A and B Divisions in 2006.
This year, freshmen Cameron Cullman and Margot Benedict will sail in A Division. They will be joined by freshmen Genoa Warner and Jared Shenson in B Division. Racing will get underway at 9:30 a.m. with a skippers meeting.
Report filed by Caleb Dorfman '09, Yale Sports Publicity