No. 6 Bulldogs in Ninth Headed Into Last Day at NationalsThe No. 6 Yale coed sailing team had an inconsistent second day on the water at the ICSA Dinghy National Championships pushing them back to ninth place overall with one more day to sail. The Bulldogs have been able to show great resiliency throughout the season and will look to bounce back and get some top results tomorrow in the final day of nationals competition.
No. 6 Bulldogs In Third at Dinghy National ChampionshipsOnce again the Gorge surprised the college sailing world, proving the assumption of big breeze at this College Nationals wrong for another day. With light wind all day, only six races were completed. The Bulldogs are currently in third place behind Hobart William Smith and Boston College.
No. 6 Bulldogs Set for Last Day of Team Race NationalsThe No. 6 Yale coed sailing team had another long day on the water sailing against the top-eight team race teams in the country. The Bulldogs had a tough morning but finished off the day with a strong start to the second gold round robin, putting them right at the center of qualifying for the final four.
No. 6 Bulldogs Advance to Second RoundThe No. 6 Yale coed sailing team kicked off the National Championships with a day of team racing, completing round one of the ICSA National Team Race Championship. Despite being in an extremely competitive group, the Bulldogs live to sail another day in the gold fleet, finishing with a record of three wins and three losses.
No. 6 Bulldogs Head to NationalsRather than taking a break once exams were completed, the members of the No. 6 Yale coed sailing team dropped their books and put on their sailing booties, hitting the water for almost two weeks of intense practice. While their classmates were relaxing, the Bulldogs were working hard in the gym and on the water in preparation for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships in both team and fleet racing. The Bulldogs will follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, traveling to Oregon for six days of sailing.
No. 6 Bulldogs Qualify for National Team Race ChampionshipThe No. 6 Yale coed sailing team put together their best weekend of team racing of the season just at the right moment, finishing second at the New England Team Race Championship for the Fowle trophy and securing a spot at the ICSA National Team Race Championship later this month. The Bulldogs faced incredibly tough competition in what is thought to be the deepest region in the country, but battled to claim one of three qualifying spots in New England.
No. 6 Bulldogs Team Race for Spot at National ChampionshipsAfter last weekend’s impressive second-place finish at the ICSA Western Semifinal Championship, the No. 6 Yale coed sailing team rocketed up the rankings five spots. The Bulldogs hope to carry the momentum from a great weekend of fleet racing into the New England Team Race Championship for the Fowle Trophy hosted by Dartmouth on Lake Mascoma in Enfield, N.H. The top three finishers at the Fowle Trophy will qualify for the ICSA National Team Race Championship May 27-29 at the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.
No. 11 Bulldogs Finish Second at ICSA National SemifinalsThe No. 11 Yale coed sailing team saved their best sailing of the year for when it really counted, finishing second at the ICSA National Western Semifinals and booking a ticket to the ICSA National Championships May 30- June 1 at the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. The Bulldogs finished a mere one point out of first. The Bulldogs also finished eighth at the George Morris Trophy hosted by Boston University on the Charles River.
No. 11 Bulldogs Head WestThe No. 11 Yale coed sailing team will make the trip across the country to Long Beach, Calif., for the ICSA National Semifinal Championships this weekend. The top nine teams at the semifinals will continue on to the ICSA National Championships at the end of May. The Bulldogs will also sail at the George Morris Trophy hosted by Boston University on the Charles River.
No. 11 Bulldogs Sail to Solid Finishes Across NortheastThe No. 11 Yale coed sailing team successfully tuned up for the semifinal championships next weekend, sailing to a fifth place finish at the Thompson Trophy hosted by Connecticut College in New London, Conn., on the Thames River. The Bulldogs also finished seventh at the Staake Trophy hosted by Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., and fifth at the O-Toole Trophy hosted by Salve Regina in Newport, R.I.
No. 8 Bulldogs Set for Quieter WeekendThis weekend is a bit of a gap weekend for the No. 8 Yale coed sailing team as it is the last weekend of regattas that do not serve as qualifiers for National Championships and falls between New England Championships and National Semifinals. The Bulldogs will dabble in fleet racing at the Thompson Trophy hosted by Connecticut College and the Southern Series Six hosted by Salve Regina as well as in team racing at the Staake Trophy hosted by Roger Williams. After last weekend’s epic conditions, the Bulldogs hope to take advantage of a quieter, less pressure-filled weekend and tune up for the qualifiers that will take place over the next few weekends.
No. 8 Bulldogs Qualify for National SemifinalsThe No. 8 Yale coed sailing team sailed in some of the biggest breeze some of the team has ever sailed in, taking seventh at the New England Dinghy Championship and securing themselves a trip to Long Beach, Calif. for the National Semifinals. Another team of Bulldogs finished sixth, fighting big puffs and shifts on the Charles River at the Oberg Trophy. Due to the forecasted breeze, the Short Beach Invitational, which was supposed to be sailed at the McNay Family Sailing center, was cancelled on Friday.
No. 8 Bulldogs Begin Road to the GorgeWhile the spring season still feels as if it just began, this weekend will mark the first step of a three-week, two-event process that will form the stepping stones for the No. 8 Yale coed sailing team’s return to the National Championship. This first step will be the New England Dinghy Championships, also known as the 69th Coast Guard Alumni Bowl. This year New Englands are being hosted by the University of Rhode Island in Narragansett, R.I. The Bulldogs will also sail at the 73rd Oberg Trophy at Boston University on the Charles River and will host the Short Beach Invitational at the McNay Family Sailing Center in Branford.
No. 8 Bulldogs Claim Fifth at the Marchiando Friis TrophiesThe No. 8 Yale coed sailing team had a successful weekend across New England despite a last minute schedule change due to the possible government shutdown. The Bulldogs finished fifth at the Marchiando Friis Team Race, losing to one team in a three-way tie for fourth. The Bulldogs also finished sixth at the Admiral Alymer’s trophy and sailed at the Southern Series Three, which they sailed instead of the Kruger Cup.
No. 8 Bulldogs Set to Sail Four Different Types of BoatsThe No. 8 Yale coed sailing team will take to the water in a variety of boats this weekend in both team racing and fleet racing. One team of Bulldogs will travel to Cambridge and Medford Mass., for the Friis-Marchiando Team Race hosted by MIT and Tufts. Another set of Bulldogs will travel to Plymouth, Mass., for the Admiral Alymers Trophy hosted by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. A third team will travel north on 95 to New London, Conn., for the Kruger Cup hosted by the Coast Guard Academy.
No. 7 Bulldogs Return to Team RacingThe No. 7 Yale coed sailing team gracefully transitioned back to team racing after a weekend of mostly fleet racing, sailing at two team races in Connecticut. Both teams stayed within 50 miles of Yale, finishing sixth at the Southern New England Team Race hosted in New London, Conn. by the Coast Guard Academy and Connecticut College and taking the win at the Ted Ferrarone Team Race at the McNay Family Sailing Center in Branford, Conn.
No. 7 Bulldogs Remain In-StateLast weekend, the No. 7 Yale coed sailing team put in some miles, traveling all over the east coast and putting many car hours in. This weekend will be quite the opposite with everyone remaining in the state of Connecticut, which will allow them to get their beauty sleep in their own beds. One team of sailors will head to the Southern New England Team Race hosted by Connecticut College and the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., while another team will get to take advantage of their home waters at the Ferrarone Team Racing Intersectional that was moved to Yale from Roger Williams.
Zachary Leonard ‘89 Named to U.S. Olympic Coaching SquadZachary Leonard ‘89, Yale’s McNay Family Director of Sailing, has been named to the U.S. Olympic coaching squad. Leonard will begin working immediately with U.S. Olympic hopefuls as a regatta coach in the women’s double-handed dinghy class, the 470. Two of the six women Leonard will work with happen to be Yale alums: Isabelle Kinsolving-Farrar ‘02 and Sarah Lihan ‘10.
No. 7 Bulldogs Fight Through Freezing ConditionsThe No. 7 Yale co-ed sailing team faced tough sailing with cool temperatures and big breeze across the east coast. The Bulldogs finished second at the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp Trophy in New York, eighth at the Szambecki Team Race in Virginia, 14th at the Southern Series Two in Rhode Island and 16th at the Boston Dinghy Cup in Massachusetts.
No. 7 Bulldogs Sail For Ivy RepeatThe No. 7 Yale co-ed sailing team is set to sail for all of the Ivy League marbles at the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp Trophies hosted this year by the US Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, N.Y. The Bulldogs have a very busy weekend and will also travel to Norfolk, Va., for the Aaron Szambecki Team Race hosted by Old Dominion University, to Cambridge, Mass. for the Boston Dinghy Cup hosted by MIT and to Newport, R.I., for the Southern Series Two hosted by Salve Regina.
No. 8 Bulldogs Wrap Up Successful Spring BreakThe No. 8 Yale coed sailing team ended spring break with a solid weekend of sailing all across the Northeast. The Bulldogs finished fifth at the renowned Truxton Umstead Intersectional hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Another team of Bulldogs finished third at the Central Series One hosted by Boston College in Dorchester, Md. and a third group finished 15th at the Veitor Trophy hosted by Coast Guard in New London, Conn.
No. 8 Bulldogs Fit for Fleet RacingThe No. 8 Yale co-ed Sailing Team will spend the weekend fleet racing across the East coast. The Bulldogs will sail in the four division Truxton Umstead Intersectional at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the Veitor Trophy hosted by the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., and at the Central Series One hosted by Boston College in Dorchester, Mass.
Stan Honey ‘78 Named Rolex Yachtsman of the YearNEW HAVEN, Conn.—On Feb. 25 US SAILING, the governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States, presented one of the sport’s highest individual honors to a Yale alum whose influence reaches farther than the seven seas. Stan Honey ’78 was named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year for his success as navigator aboard a 32-meter-long trimaran that set the world record for fastest circumnavigation of the globe in March 2010.
No. 8 Bulldogs Gain Valuable Experience in MarylandThe No. 8 Yale Coed Sailing Team rode ups and downs to finish eighth at the St. Mary’s Team Race Intersectional hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, Md. The Bulldogs, with a slightly different rotating team, learned a lot from the early season event.
No. 8 Bulldogs Ready for St. Mary’s Team RaceThe No. 8 Yale coed sailing team has sun on their faces and quality preparation for this weekend’s team race at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, Md. They have spent an entire week preparing in sunny Florida and are ready to take on the tough competition in Maryland.
No. 8 Bulldogs Shake the Rust and Sail FastThe No. 8 Bulldogs had a successful first weekend back on the water after a long off-season with a third-place finish at the Eckerd Intersectional at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Bulldogs also had an enjoyable weekend, despite the cold, at the Sharpe Trophy Team Race in Bristol. R.I.
No. 8 Bulldogs to Launch Season in Rhode Island and FloridaThe No. 8 Bulldogs may have had to wait an extra week but the spring season of 2010 will kick off this weekend at the Eckerd Intersectional in St. Petersburg, Fla., and at the Sharpe Trophy Team Race in Bristol, R.I. Having been delayed a week, the Bulldogs are extra eager to get back on the water after a three month break for snowflakes.
No. 8 Bulldogs Delayed by WeatherThe No. 8 Bulldogs were supposed to take to the Thames River this weekend at the Snow Melt hosted by the Coast Guard Academy. While organizers held out until Wednesday to make the decision, the forecast of snow and cold temperatures for the weekend eventually forced the cancellation of the event. While disappointing, the Bulldogs will take the extra week to prepare, at least mentally and strategically, for the spring season.
An Unlikely PairHaving trained exclusively with Olympic class boats, college presented Claire Dennis ’13 with the challenge of learning an entirely new discipline: double-handed sailing.
Joseph Morris Re-elected CaptainThe co-ed sailing team entered and exited Ray Tompkins House with the same captain, as junior Joseph Morris was elected Captain once again. Besides being a two-time captain, Morris is also a two-time All-American, a member of the US development team and a key player in the Bulldogs successes over his three years on the team.
No. 8 Bulldogs Finish Eighth At ACCsThe Bulldogs’ fall 2010 campaign is in the history, inking an eighth place finish at the Atlantic Coast Championship into the record books. The regatta faced calm conditions that made sailing nearly impossible, though the race committee was able to complete 16 races over two days.
No. 8 Bulldogs Round Out Season With Atlantic Coast ChampionshipThe No. 8 Bulldogs travel out of district to the U.S. Naval Academy for the season-ending Atlantic Coast Championship. The regatta will bring together the top teams from across the eastern seaboard for a preview of the action likely seen at next spring’s ICSA national championship.
Cullman Takes Third At Singlehanded NationalsSophomore Cameron Cullman represented the No. 8 Bulldogs well at this weekend’s ICSA/Laser Performance Men’s Singlehanded National Championship, taking a third-place finish. The event was sailed in the breezy waters off St. Petersburg Yacht Club.
No. 8 Bulldogs Earn Atlantic Coast Championship BerthFacing elimination, the Bulldogs fought back Sunday to earn a spot at the Atlantic Coast Championship, to be held at the U.S. Naval Academy in two weeks. The Bulldogs qualified with a sixth place finish at the Schell Trophy, held at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Yale also finished fourth at the first annual Dave Perry Trophy at the McNay Family Sailing Center and 11th at the Nickerson Trophy at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
No. 8 Bulldogs Prepare for ACCs QualifierThough light winds prevented a Bulldogs comeback last Sunday at the Hoyt Trophy, the team is working for smoother sailing this weekend at the Schell Trophy, hosted at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The top eight teams at the Schell will qualify for the Atlantic Coast Championship, to be held in two weeks’ time at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Bulldogs will also sail the inaugural Dave Perry Trophy out of the McNay Family Sailing Center and travel to Massachusetts Maritime for the Nickerson Trophy.
No. 3 Bulldogs Limited to One Day of SailingThe No. 3 Bulldogs spread across New England this weekend, sailing in Cambridge, Mass., Providence, R.I., and at home in Branford, Conn. at the McNay Family Sailing Center. The Bulldogs faced difficult conditions at all the venues leading to some uncharacteristic finishes.
No. 3 Bulldogs Push OnThe No. 3 Bulldogs are keeping the press on as October winds down, entering the Hoyt Trophy at Brown, the Oberg Trophy at MIT and the Southern Series at the McNay Family Sailing Center.
No. 3 Bulldogs Place Well Across New EnglandThe No. 3 Bulldogs continued their strong fall this weekend, taking third place at both the Captain Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth and the Lane Trophy at Tufts. The Reid Trophy at Boston College was cancelled due to high winds.