October 28, 2009

No. 1 Bulldogs Race for a Spot at the Atlantic Coast Championships

Bulldogs Motivated By Added Pressure

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The No. 1 Bulldogs will head to the Charles River in Boston for the 44th Women’s Victorian Coffee Urn hosted by Harvard. The top eight finishers at the Urn will qualify for the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championships on Nov. 14 and 15. The Bulldogs will look to continue their streak of impressive finishes to claim a spot at the Atlantic Coast Championships.

The Victorian Urn is the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s qualifier for the Atlantic Coast Championships, so the Bulldogs will face competition mostly from the Northeast. However, the New England region is arguably the best region in college sailing so the Bulldogs will have plenty of competition. Teams attending the Urn include No. 2 Boston College, No. 3 Brown, No. 7 Harvard, No. 8 Dartmouth, No. 12 Connecticut College, No. 13 Tufts and No. 14 Rhode Island. Out of region teams No. 15 Stanford and No. 6 College of Charleston will also make the trip to compete. 

Last year the Bulldogs finished in second at the Urn behind host Harvard. In A division, Jane Macky ’09 and senior Marla Menninger finished second. In B division, Kate Hagemann ’09 and junior Elizabeth Brim finished third.

Racing on the shifty Charles in FJs will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Report filed by Margot Benedict’12, Yale Sports Publicity