2017-18 Yale Coed Sailing News

  • Bulldogs Compete in First Regattas This Weekend
    September 05, 2018
    The Yale coed sailing team is preparing for its first regattas of the season this weekend. After two weeks of pre-season training, a young team looks to discover where it stands against other teams after a summer away from college sailing.
  • Yale Alumnus Qualifies US for Olympic Games, Three Others Compete in World Championships
    August 09, 2018
    Yale sailors represented a good chunk of the American sailors that competed at the sailing world championships in Denmark this week. Three young hopefuls all competed at this event for the first time in their Olympics careers, and with changing and challenging wind conditions, the regatta proved to be a difficult one, with many upsets and surprises in the top group as well as down the score sheet.
  • Five Yale Alumni To Compete in the World Sailing Championships
    August 01, 2018
    Several Yale sailing alumni are poised to compete in the sailing world championships beginning on August 2nd and ending on August 12th. The Yale sailing program is famous for its alumni participation in the Olympic classes, with alumni having competed in the Olympics fourteen times and bringing home six medals. The sailing world championships, where all the Olympic classes compete in the same venue simultaneously, are held every four years – offsetting the Games by two years. They are a benchmark of progress for many Olympic hopefuls on their paths to Tokyo.
  • Bulldogs Place Seventh at National Championship
    June 01, 2018
    NORFOLK, Virg. – Although the Bulldogs did not secure first place at the Gil Coed National Championship, they placed a very respectable seventh within the highly competitive fleet. The racing concluded on Friday in Norfolk with 14 races sailed in each division.
  • Bulldogs Place Third, Advance to Coed National Championship
    May 30, 2018
    The Yale Coed Sailing team finished in an impressive third place in the Gil Coed Eastern Semifinal, coming only one point behind the second place team in challenging breeze conditions. The Bulldogs are looking to face light wind conditions in the championship regatta.
  • Bulldogs Come in 7th at Team Race Nationals, Tied for Fifth
    May 29, 2018
    The Yale Coed sailing team finished their run at the Laser Performance Team Racing Nationals on Sunday after a streak of unexpected losses put them outside of the final four. The team, which was ranked first coming into the event, was disappointed in their performance, but turned quickly around to looking forward to the fleet racing championship to be held in the coming four days.
  • Bulldogs Tied for Third After First Day of Coed Eastern Semifinals
    May 29, 2018
    After a long day of shifty wind conditions the Bulldogs stand in fifth place, tied for third, in the Eastern Semifinals of the Gill Coed Sailing National Championship.
  • Bulldogs in Strong Fourth After Day 1 of Team Race National Championship
    May 26, 2018
    The Bulldogs sailed 12 races during the first day of the LaserPerformance Team Race National Championships, scoring an impressive 10 wins and two losses. They currently stand in fourth place. 
  • Seven Seniors, One Team Honored At Senior Student-Athlete Reception
    May 19, 2018
    One team and seven seniors were recognized by the Yale Athletics Department at the annual senior student-athlete reception on Saturday at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gym. The women’s golf team earned the Brodhead Award for the highest team grade point average. Claire Huebner (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) of the co-ed sailing team and Theo Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the men’s soccer team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. The Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award was presented to Carl Mansson (Stockholm, Sweden) of the men’s track and field team and Calleigh Higgins (Ogdensburg, N.J.) of the women’s cross country and track and field team. Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.) of the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams received the Amanda Walton Award, and Courtney Pensavalle (Winchester, Mass.) and Jason Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich) were the recipients of the Molly Meyer Humanitarian Award.
  • Seven Sailors Announced to All NEISA Team
    April 30, 2018
    This year the Bulldogs received the most honors of any team in NEISA, with junior Nic Baird being named All NEISA First Team skipper, senior Malcolm Lamphere and first-year Shawn Harvey being named Second Team All NEISA skippers, sophomore Graceann Nicolosi and first-year Sonia Lingos-Utley being named First Team All NEISA crews, and senior KB Knapp and junior Kira Woods being named Second Team All NEISA crews respectively.
  • No. 1 Bulldogs Qualify for Coed Nationals
    April 30, 2018
    The Bulldogs qualified for the coed nationals this weekend, placing 6th, only 3 points out of 4th, in the NEISA Coed Championship/US Coast Guard Alumni Bowl.
  • 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.
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