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No. 3 Bulldogs Primed and Prepared for First Intersectional of the Season

No. 3 Bulldogs Primed and Prepared for First Intersectional of the Season

Armed With Last Weekend’s Experience, Bulldogs Head to Lake Mascoma

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The No. 3 Bulldogs will take to the water this weekend in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth in Enfield, N.H. Having warmed up at a promotional event on the Charles River, the Bulldogs are set and ready to race on Lake Mascoma.

Last year the Bulldogs placed third at the event. Kate Hagemann ’09 with junior crew Elizabeth Brim finished in third place in A division while senior Sarah Lihan and junior crew Tatyana Camejo sailed to fifth place in B division. Due to the fluctuating wind the organizers were unable to complete a full rotation. The Bulldogs may face these conditions once again this year, which make every race count that much more.

Last weekend’s sixth-place finish at the Antonia Schuman Trophy hosted by MIT on the Charles River was the best preparation the Bulldogs could have hoped for. Not only were they exposed to the shifty and puffy conditions that they will face this weekend but they were able to recall their FJ sailing skills from the spring, which will make them perfectly comfortable in Dartmouth’s fleet of FJs.

The same skippers from last weekend, senior Rebecca Jackson and sophomore Genoa Warner, will drive for the Bulldogs while sophomores Margot Benedict and Stephanie Schuyler will crew. This will be the first Intersectional competition of the 2009-2010 season and the Bulldogs are set to take on the top women’s teams from the East including Boston College, Old Dominion, Brown, Georgetown, and Harvard.

Racing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Report by Margot Benedict ’12, Yale Sports Publicity