October 7, 2009

No. 5 Bulldogs Sail South

Bulldogs Set to Face Tough Competition at Navy

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The No. 5 Bulldogs will head south to Annapolis, Md. for the weekend for the Navy Women’s Fall Intersectional. The regatta will include three divisions with races being sailed in FJs, 420s and Laser Radials which will provide the team with a chance to show off their breadth of talent.

Last year the Bulldogs won the event. Kate Hagemann ’09 and junior Elizabeth Brim finished in third in A division with senior Sarah Lihan and junior Tatyana Camejo taking the victory in B division. Jane Macky ’09, sailing in the singlehanded Laser Radial, placed fifth in C division.

Most women’s regattas only have two divisions and are at the most sailed in two different types of boats. Navy Fall will provide the Bulldogs with an opportunity to have three skippers sail at one event. The Bulldogs will also be able to put their Laser Radials prowess on show. Two weekends ago, the Bulldogs finished second, third and fourth in Laser Radials at the New England Singlehanded Championships, which bodes well for C division this weekend.

The Navy Women’s Fall Intersectional will provide some tough out-of-region competition. Navy is in the Mid Atlantic Region, which means that the regatta will have a majority of teams that are not from Yale’s New England Region. The Bulldogs will sail against top competition such as No. 3 Brown, No. 4 Charleston, No. 6 St. Mary’s and No. 7 Georgetown.

Hopefully there will be more wind than last year when only five races were sailed. Racing begins at 9:00 a.m.

Report filed by Margot Benedict ’12, Yale Sports Publicity