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Bulldogs Runners Up at National Championship

From left to right, Malcolm Lamphere '18, Gregoire '17, Kiss '17, Nick Hernandez '19, Caroline Colwell '18, Louisa Nordstrom '20, Kira Woods '19, Doris '17, Barrows '17, Robertson '17, Baird '19 and Nicolosi '20
From left to right, Malcolm Lamphere '18, Gregoire '17, Kiss '17, Nick Hernandez '19, Caroline Colwell '18, Louisa Nordstrom '20, Kira Woods '19, Doris '17, Barrows '17, Robertson '17, Baird '19 and Nicolosi '20

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Gill Coed National Championships concluded on Friday in Charleston with seventeen races completed in both divisions. In a strong comeback, the Bulldogs climbed from fifth to second on the last day, finishing only nineteen points behind the first place team, College of Charleston.

 

Seniors Ian Barrows and Clara Robertson finished seventh in A division with 146 points with a fantastic comeback in Friday's racing scoring three second places.

 

Sophomore Nic Baird, freshman Graceann Nicolosi and senior Natalya Doris sailed well on the last day, too, ending the regatta second in B division with 103 points.

 

The Bulldogs are graduating a large senior class. All-Americans Barrows, Robertson, Doris, Isabelle Rossi de Leon, Mitchell Kiss and honorable mention Chandler Gregoire all competed at the nationals this year. Though they are moving on, they are confident in the underclassmen to continue the streak of success that Yale has had for the past several years.

 

Doris comments: "It feels great to end the year on such a good note - it's a testament to how hard every member of our team has worked all year, not just those who sailed at the championships. Winning the Women's National Championship, getting second at both the Team and Fleet Race Nationals, and having more All-American honorees than any other team is something we can all be proud of. I have no doubt that the Yale sailing team will continue to perform at the same level in the next few years even with the loss of 10 seniors - we have so many underclassmen who just as easily could have been sailing this week and a large group of talented incoming freshmen. I'm excited to see how the team does in the coming years!"

 

This year was one of Yale sailing's best years in history, and with a large incoming freshman class, the Bulldogs will be looking to continue their success in the fall season.

 

Report filed by Nic Baird '19, Yale Sports Publicity