2017-18 Yale Coed Sailing News

  • No. 1 Bulldogs Head to Coed New England Championship
    April 26, 2018
    After a long spring season, the No. 1 Bulldogs have reached the final weekend in the regular season. This weekend the Bulldogs will be competing to secure a berth at the College Sailing National Semi-Finals hosted by Old Dominion University in Virginia in late May.
  • Yale Sailing Ranked No. 1 in US Sailing Poll Presented by Gill
    April 25, 2018
    In the Sailing World Spring Ranking No. 3 Issued on April 19th presented by Gill, both the Yale Sailing Coed and Womens team remain at the top, currently being ranked No.1 in the nation in both polls.
  • No. 1 Bulldogs Sail Well in Divisions Before Conference Champs
    April 22, 2018
    The Bulldogs finished their last regular season events this weekend at several regattas across New England and New York. The Admiral’s Cup at King’s Point saw only one day of sailing, with lack of wind cutting the event short on Sunday. The Boston Dinghy Cup at MIT and the Morris Trophy at BU had a cross river breeze all weekend making things very shifty and difficult, but they raced until the cutoff time on both days. The Priddy Trophy in Fairfield had decent breeze on Saturday, the only day of racing.
  • No. 1 Bulldogs Disperse Across New England Before Conference Champs
    April 18, 2018
    The Bulldogs head to four different events this weekend all over New England. This is the last weekend of competition before the fleet racing conference championship at Brown. The Elis then will be looking to hone in on their skills and finalize anything they’ve been working on throughout the season this weekend in order to make sure that they’re ready for next weekend’s qualifier. The regattas are the Admiral’s Cup at King’s Point, the Boston Dinghy Cup at MIT, the Morris Trophy at Boston University and the Priddy Trophy in Fairfield.
  • No. 1 Bulldogs Finish 8th at the Thompson Trophy
    April 16, 2018
    After coming off a dominating performance last weekend at the New England Team Race Championship, the Bulldogs were not in their usual form this weekend, struggling to find consistency and clarity in the challenging conditions on the Thames River at the Thompson Trophy hosted by Connecticut College.
  • No. 1 Bulldogs Take Ivy Regatta for 5th Consecutive Year, Place 9th at Oberg Regatta
    April 16, 2018
    The Bulldogs had a great comeback on Sunday, claiming the Ivy Regatta for a fifth consecutive year. The Bulldogs also competing on the Charles, placing 9th at the Oberg.
  • Baird and Nicolosi Named NEISA Sailors of the Week
    April 12, 2018
    After last weekend’s win at the Fowle Trophy, Nic Baird and Graceann Nicolosi were announced as the NEISA college sailors of the week.
  • No. 1 Bulldogs To Sail at Ivy Champs, Thompson and Oberg
    April 11, 2018
    The Bulldogs will move away from team racing this weekend as they enter in all fleet race regattas around New England. With three weekends left in the season, the Elis will look to remember how to slow things down in this different style of racing, so as to come in to the coed qualifiers at Brown in their strongest form. They will race at three different events, the Thompson Trophy at Connecticut College, the Owen, Mossbacher and Knapp Trophy at King’s Point, which is also the Ivy League Championship and the Oberg Trophy at MIT.
  • No. 1 Bulldogs Win Conference Championship, Move on to Nationals
    April 08, 2018
    This weekend the Bulldogs qualified for the team racing national championship to be held at ODU in May with a win in the conference championship. They finished with a 15/3 record despite sailing in one of the shiftiest venues in NEISA.
  • Bulldogs Head to Conference Championship and Southern Series
    April 04, 2018
    Yale sailors will not travel far to the final team race regatta of the season until the nationals – the conference championship for the Fowle trophy. NEISA’s team racing championship will be held by Connecticut College this weekend, and it will serve as the qualifier to the national championship held at Old Dominion University in May. Only four teams will make it out of the conference, which is notoriously the mot difficult conference to qualify out of. Another group will also be sailing at URI at Southern Series 5.
  • Bulldogs Second at Marchiando, Win BU Trophy
    April 01, 2018
    MIT hosted the final team race regatta before the conference championships that will all happen this weekend. Almost all the top players in the country were there, save a few MAISA teams like Georgetown, Navy, and George Washington University, meaning that this event was possibly the closest level to what that of the nationals will be in May.
  • Bulldogs Head to the Charles
    March 30, 2018
    The Bulldogs have a big weekend ahead of them, traveling to the Charles to compete in both the Marchiando team race and BU Trophy.
  • Baird and Nicolosi Named NEISA Sailors of the Week
    March 28, 2018
    After their first win of the season with the Bulldogs finally defeating Roger Williams University, junior skipper Nic Baird and sophomore crew Graceann Nicolosi were named NEISA sailors of the week.
  • Bulldogs Win at Friis Trophy
    March 26, 2018
    The Bulldogs were welcomed back to New England in classic fashion – temperatures in the thirties, some snow showers and winds up to twenty-five knots on Sunday. The team came away with the win after beating the home and first ranked team Roger Williams in the last race of the event. The race took place in the windiest part of the day, which resulted in several capsizes and some exciting situations.
  • Bulldogs Head to Rhode Island
    March 22, 2018
    After a long spring break worth of training and some rest, the Bulldogs will travel to Rhode Island this weekend to compete in the Friis Trophy in what looks to be dismal weather. Both days will be under 45 degrees and Sunday could bring a blizzard. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs are looking forward to testing their skills again, and hopefully showing their dominant form, which has been present at times, for the entirety of the weekend.
  • Bulldogs Third At Graham Hall
    March 19, 2018
    The Bulldogs team race group completed their second weekend of sailing this weekend at the Graham Hall hosted by the Naval Academy. After a week of spring break training and weekend off to practice against the alumni, the team came back to the game hoping to see how well they would fare against other top teams after a week of intense training. They were met in Maryland with decent wind from a variable, but not incredible shifty direction. Saturdays racing was done in a much less stable wind, while Sunday saw steadier conditions.
  • Bulldogs Travel to Florida
    March 07, 2018
    The Bulldogs this weekend are beginning their spring break training trip in Florida, so many of them will not be competing this weekend. Rather, they will be training against a group of alumni to get as many races and drills in as possible during the break. However, a group of sailors will be competing at the Rudkin Team Race hosted by Roger Williams at Eckerd College.
  • Bulldogs Finish Third in Charleston
    March 04, 2018
    Despite deadly weather conditions in the northeast, the team made it down to South Carolina to get a great regatta in in warmer weather against teams from the south and north. Conditions were quite windy from the north due to the storm. The sailors competed on “crab bank” where there is some current relief (still about a knot and a half), flat waters and shifty breeze. Nine teams competed at the event.
  • Some Bulldogs Make It South, Others See Regattas Cancelled Due to Storm
    March 02, 2018
    With a massive storm rolling through the east coast, the events hosted up the east coast have been mostly cancelled, or teams have been allowed to drop as very little racing was planned. The Yale sailors competing in the Camel Team Race will be taking the weekend off. Luckily, the group going to South Carolina for the Bob Bavier team race have made it despite many flights being cancelled including those of the teams from Boston that were planning on arriving Friday.
  • Bulldogs 6th at First Event of the Season
    February 25, 2018
    The first event of the season for the Bulldogs concluded on Sunday. Warm weather and a change of pace from the winter break met six Yale sailors along with eight other teams from around the country. Conditions at the Mendelblatt trophy were light to moderate with breeze from the south, making for a great team-racing day.
  • Bulldogs Travel to Florida for Season Debut
    February 22, 2018
    This weekend the Bulldogs will be opening their season in Tampa, Florida competing in the Mendelblattt Team Race at the University of Southern Florida. Unlike most of the fall season, the spring season will feature multiple team race events.
  • Baird and Nicolosi named to NEISA Spring Watch List
    February 02, 2018
    Yesterday, the NEISA Awards Committee announced the 2018 Coed and Women’s sailor of the Year, Babineau Crew of the Year, and Women’s Crew of the Year watch lists. Junior skipper Nic Baird was named to the Coed Sailor of the Year watch list. Sophomore crew Graceann Nicolosi was named to the Babineau Crew of the Year watch list.
  • Medal Race Ends Well For Yale Alumni
    January 28, 2018
    The last day of racing in Miami at the World Sailing Cup ended in success for Stu McNay, an accomplished Yale alumni and multiple time Olympian. Conditions for the medal race, or the last race held at the end of each World Cup regatta where only the top ten boats are allowed to compete and points are doubled, were breezy and challenging. Winds over fifteen knots consistently all day make for an exciting meal race, a race that Stu and his crew were able to finish third place in, moving them up one spot in the final standings.
  • Day 3 Brings Big Breeze for World Cup Series Miami
    January 26, 2018
    With many of the best in the world competing this week in Miami, there is one thing that immediately stands out – Yale has more sailors competing than any other school in the country. With sailors competing in ten different classes, Yale has current sailors and alumni competing in five of those classes.
  • No Racing at Day Four of World Cup
    January 26, 2018
    With winds gusting into the 40mph range, a sustained 25 knots meant that the racing for today at the Miami World Cup was called off for safety purposes.
  • Bulldogs Top Five at Atlantic Coast Championship
    November 12, 2017
    After a very, very cold day of competition on Saturday and a warmer but less consistent day of breeze on Sunday, the Yale coed sailing team finished fifth at the Atlantic Coast Championship, the last and most competitive event of the fall season. The Bulldogs came close to a very solid result, finishing within five points of second place and only fourteen out of first.
  • No. 4 Bulldogs To Compete at Atlantic Coast Championship
    November 08, 2017
    The last weekend of competition for the Yale coed team starts on Saturday at the State University of New York Maritime Academy. SUNY will host the most competitive coed dinghy event of the fall season, the Atlantic Coast Championship. The competition will be as close to the competition level found at the national championship in the spring and will be the best look at the team’s overall performance at that level.
  • Baird and Lamphere Finish Ninth and Tenth at Singlehanded Nationals
    November 05, 2017
    Senior Malcolm Lamphere and junior Nic Baird finished tenth and ninth in an extremely challenging fleet at the Laser Performance Men’s Singlehanded Nationals this weekend.
  • No.2 Bulldogs Travel to Florida for Singlehanded Nationals
    November 01, 2017
    The Yale coed sailing team finished the regular season last weekend and has just two weekends left in the fall season. This weekend, the majority of the team will take a weekend off to rest and catch up on work while two members will travel down to Florida to compete at the singlehanded nationals, the first national championship of the year.
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