May 27, 2014

No. 1 Bulldogs in First Place After Day One of Semifinals

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - After six full races, the No. 1 Bulldogs sit in first place at the Sperry Top-Sider College Sailing National Championship Western Semifinal hosted by the United States Naval Academy.

 

In A division, junior skipper Morgan Kiss and senior crew Amanda Salvesen sit in second place with 25 points, the same number of points as the current first place team who is in the lead due to a tiebreaker.

 

Senior skipper Marlena Fauer and senior crew Eugenia Custo Greig lead B division with a mere 16 points, ahead of the second place team by 9 points.

 

Kiss comments that the conditions were shiftier than at Yale, saying that racing today was a good opportunity to "warm up in a new venue before the nationals."

 

The varying light winds that the Bulldogs saw today are some of the most challenging conditions in college sailing, providing more opportunities for teams that don't consistently perform at a top level to get low-point finishes.

 

According to Kiss, the Bulldogs' focus this week is consistency. With no scores outside of the top five thus far, the Bulldogs seem to be adhering to their goal and hope to continue to do so as the week goes on.

 

Racing continues Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Follow results at http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/sperry-women-west-semis/.


Report filed by Natalya Doris '17, Yale Sports Publicity