No. 1 Bulldogs Headed to the Naval Academy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – One of the bigger intersectionals of the fall season, the Navy Women's, will take place this weekend in Annapolis, Md., at the United States Naval Academy.  The No. 1 Yale women's sailing team will hit the road on Friday afternoon to make the long drive down the coast. 

Piling into the team suburban along with Coach Bill Healy will be junior skippers Claire Dennis and Emily Billing, sophomore crews Anna Han and Amanda Salvesen and freshman skipper Morgan Kiss.  Dennis and Han will be racing the Bulldogs' A division boat, Kiss and Salvesen will race in B division and Billing will represent the Bulldogs in C division. 

The Naval Academy's large fleet of boats allows it to have every division on the water at the same time.  A and B division will share the 420s and FJs while C division will be in laser radials all weekend.  The ability to race all three divisions simultaneously generally allows the academy to complete a greater number of races over the course of the weekend.  However, with weather forecasts as they are right now, the competitors may be in for some challenging light and variable conditions.

With Billing and Dennis coming off of their successful singlehanded racing weekend and Kiss coming off of a 2nd-place division finish at her regatta, the Bulldogs are looking to carry the momentum.  Salvesen is particularly excited about the upcoming weekend because she will be competing on very familiar waters.  Annapolis is home for Salvesen and her team back in high school used to practice on the Severn River regularly. 

Follow the Bulldogs on TechScore as they compete in their fifth event of the season this weekend.

Report filed by Chris Segerblom '14, Yale Sports Publicity

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