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No. 7 Bulldogs Finish Eighth at Brown

Claire Dennis and Heather May. (Photo by Chris Love, Sailgroove)
Claire Dennis and Heather May. (Photo by Chris Love, Sailgroove)

Bulldogs Make a Comeback On Perfect Spring Weekend

CRANSTON, R.I.- The No. 7 Bulldogs stormed back on day two of the Dellenbaugh Trophy hosted by Brown to finish eighth. The Bulldogs found themselves in 17th after a tough day of sailing on Saturday, but were able to regroup and have an excellent Sunday. The regatta was won by Boston College.

Saturday dawned with beautiful sunshine and temperatures in the 60s, a nice relief for the sailors who have been sailing in a lot of soggy conditions as of late. The breeze filled in from the south between ten and 18 knots with big waves, providing the sailors with more breeze than the past couple of weekends.  The current played a large role due to all of the rain that the Northeast received last week. Each division sailed eight races.

Sunday provided the sailors with even balmier conditions with temperatures climbing into the 70s with continued sunshine. The breeze mitigated a bit ranging from five to ten knots.

 Freshmen Claire Dennis and Heather May remained remarkably consistent considering the wind variance to finish sixth in A division with 116 points. They finished in the top-ten in 11 out of 14 races, including a second and a third.

Due to the breeze, senior Rebecca Jackson and sophomores Genoa Warner and Stephanie Schuyler were put into varying combinations on Saturday in B division. Warner skippered the first four races with Schuyler crewing the first two and Jackson crewing the third and fourth race as the breeze built. Jackson then skippered races five through eight with Schuyler crewing. On Sunday, with less breeze, Warner skippered and Schuyler crewed for all six races. The trio finished 17th in B division with 159 points, a mere eight points out of 11th. They finished in the top-ten in six races, including two seconds.

With only three weekends left in the regular season, the Bulldogs are coming into the home stretch, perfecting their skills in hopes of a strong finish to the spring.

Next weekend, the Bulldogs will travel to Boston University for the President’s trophy where they hope to receive some sort of gift like the pineapple and mixtape that were handed out last year, as well as continuing to better their results.

Report filed by Margot Benedict ’12, Yale Sports Publicity