March 18, 2010

No. 5 Bulldogs Wrap Up Spring Break at St. Mary’s

Bulldogs End Two Weeks of Training in Maryland

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md.- The No. 5 Bulldogs will face top competition for the second weekend in a row at the St. Mary’s Women’s Intersectional Mar. 20 and 21. Following a difficult weekend at Navy, the Bulldogs are looking forward to sailing in the sun and regaining the wind in their sails.

Last year, the Bulldogs finished third. Jane Macky ’09 and senior Marla Menninger finished fifth in A division while Kate Hagemann and junior Elizabeth Brim finished second in B division.

For the second straight weekend the Bulldogs will face many of the top teams in the country including No. 1 Charleston, No. 2 Boston College, No. 3 St. Mary’s and No. 4 Brown.

St. Mary’s sails on the St. Mary’s River out of its brand new boathouse. At the moment the forecast is calling for light breeze of about five knots for both Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully the wind will cooperate a bit more than last year when inconsistent and very little breeze made racing erratic.

The Bulldogs will sail in both 420s and FJs, both of which they will have the opportunity of practicing in prior to the event, as the team is training at St. Mary’s with the Seahawks, as well as with Connecticut College and Harvard for the end of the week.

The Bulldogs will launch off the docks at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, hopefully in the rays of the warm sun.

Report filed by Margot Benedict ’12, Yale Sports Publicity