October 10, 2008

No. 5 Bulldogs Head to Navy Women's Fall Intersectional

Oct. 10, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 5 Bulldog women's sailing team will face some of their toughest competition of the year at the Navy Women's Fall Intersectional hosted by the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. on Saturday and Sunday. The Navy Women's Fall Intersectional, regarded as the largest and toughest women's intersectional of the fall season, saw the Bulldogs finish in fifth place in 2007.

The Navy Women's Fall Intersectional is a unique event for the Bulldogs. While most collegiate regattas feature two divisions of doublehanded sailing, the Navy Women's Fall Intersectional features two divisions of doublehanded sailing in the FJ and 420 sailboats and one division of singlehanded sailing in the Laser Radial sailboat. This addition of one division should play into the hands of the Bulldogs as the team has some of the best Laser Radial sailors in the nation. This addition will also allow the team to showcase their depth as a squad.

In 2007, the Bulldogs placed fifth overall. Leading the Bulldogs was the A Division duo of senior captain Kate Hagemann and sophomore crew Elizabeth Brim, who finished third. In C Division, sailed in the Laser Radial by senior Jane Macky, the Bulldogs also placed third. Macky took second place at the ICSA Women's Singlehanded National Championship in the Laser Radial in 2007. In B Division, the Bulldogs finished in 11th.

Following the Navy Women's Fall Intersectional, the Bulldogs will host the Yale Women's Intersectional at the McNay Family Sailing Center on Oct. 18-19.

Report filed by Caleb Dorfman '09, Yale Sports Publicity