No. 7 Bulldogs Return to the Charles

Emily Billing and Margot Benedict.
Emily Billing and Margot Benedict.

Bulldogs Make First Visit to Boston Since the Fall

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The No. 7 Bulldogs will attempt to tame the shifty river Chuck this weekend at the 42nd Women’s President’s Trophy hosted by Boston University on Apr. 10 and 11. The Bulldogs are coming off an eighth-place finish at the Dellenbaugh Trophy at Brown.

Last year, the Bulldogs finished second at the President’s with Kate Hagemann ’09 and junior Elizabeth Brim winning A division and senior Sarah Lihan and junior Tatyana Camejo finishing fifth in B division. The weather was miserable with cold rain forcing the Bulldogs to take shelter in a tent during the offsets spent on the concrete BU dock. This year should be a much better affair with fairer weather in the forecast and organizer’s promise of rotation out of the boathouse. Last year the Bulldogs received a pineapple as well as a mix-tape so the Bulldogs are excited to see what surprise Boston University coach Brad Churchill has in store.

As is perennially the case at New England women’s intersectional regattas, the Bulldogs will face tough competition from some of the top teams in the country. While the field at BU will not be nearly as stacked as past weekends, the Bulldogs will still be presented with extremely competitive racing from perpetual New England contenders Boston College and Tufts as well as Mid-Atlantic foe Georgetown.

The Bulldogs have not been on the puffy, shifty and often mindboggling Charles River since finishing third at the Victoria Coffee Urn hosted by Harvard at the beginning of November. However, all of those sailing this weekend have experienced the crazy ways of the Charles before, giving them a bit of insight on one of college sailing’s most unpredictable venues.

Due to crew races on the Charles, racing will begin at 10:00 a.m. rather than the normal 9:30 a.m.

Report filed by Margot Benedict ’12, Yale Sports Publicity