No. 5 Bulldogs Take to Home Waters
After Impressive Win at Navy, Bulldogs Excited For Home Regatta
NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The No. 5 Bulldogs will take to the waters they know well this weekend at the Yale Women’s Fall Intersectional at the McNay Family Sailing Center in Branford, Conn. After many successful regattas on the road, including last week’s win at Navy, the Bulldogs are excited to show off their talents at home.
Last year, the Bulldogs placed fourth in tough conditions. Kate Hagemann ’09 and junior Elizabeth Brim placed fifth in A division, while senior Rebecca Jackson and Adriane Levin ’09 finished in sixth in B division.
This is the only home regatta for the women’s team this fall. Being on home waters is certainly an advantage that they want to capitalize on. The Long Island Sound can provide extremely interesting sailing. It is one of the few college sailing venues in New England on the open water and can offer a variety of conditions. Hopefully, sailing at home will help the Bulldogs continue their recent successes.
The Bulldogs will face tough regional competition such as No. 2 Boston College, No. 3 Brown, No. 8 Dartmouth, No. 9 Harvard and No. 10 University of Rhode Island. Teams will also be traveling to Branford from other regions, which should provide a superb fleet. After beating No.1 Old Dominion University as well as other top teams last weekend at Navy, the Bulldogs are ready for the challenging weekend ahead.
Racing begins at 9:30 a.m. at the McNay Family Sailing Center.
Report Filed By Margot Benedict ’12, Yale Sports Publicity