2012-13 Yale Women's Sailing News

May 25, 2013
Three Bulldogs Receive All-American Honors
Thirteen female college sailors were recognized by the ICSA All-American Committee at the ICSA Women’s National Championship awards banquet on Friday night. Three of those sailors were Yale Bulldogs.

May 24, 2013
Racing at Nationals Finishes Today, Bulldogs Sitting Sixth
The final eight races of the ICSA Women's Dinghy National Championship will be sailed this afternoon. Fourteen races have been sailed in both A and B division so far and race 15A is scheduled to start at noon today.

May 24, 2013
Bulldogs Finish Sixth at Nationals
After three days and 36 races, the Yale women’s sailing team finished in sixth place at the ICSA Women’s National Dinghy Championship. Eighteen schools competed in the event and in the end only five points separated the Bulldogs from a place on the podium.

May 19, 2013
No. 2 Bulldogs Ready for Nationals
On Tuesday, the No. 2 Yale women’s sailing team will travel to St. Petersburg, Fla., to compete in the 46th ICSA Women’s National Dinghy Championship. Eighteen schools will be represented at the event, which is being hosted by the University of South Florida. Racing will take place May 22, 23 and 24 on Tampa Bay, southeast of the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove.

May 18, 2013
Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception
Seven seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Sam Haig (Greenwich, Conn.) of the men’s squash team, Heather May (Newport Beach, Calif.) of the coed and women’s sailing teams and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the women’s ice hockey team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.) of the women’s track and field team and Patrick O’Keefe (Pittsford, N.Y.) of the lightweight crew team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.) of the field hockey team and Collin Bibb (San Antonio, Texas) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.

May 2, 2013
Bulldogs Receive Most All-New-England Honors
The New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) recognized the most outstanding women’s sailors in its conference at the conclusion of the Women’s New England Championship on Sunday. Seven members of the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team received awards. The team with next most awardees was Dartmouth with five.

April 29, 2013
Bulldogs Earn Direct Berth to Nationals
After the regatta was postponed due to the terrorism events in Boston, the No. 1 Yale Women’s sailing team finally competed in the Women’s New England Championship this weekend. The team finished second overall, just shy of claiming the Reed Trophy but good enough to secure itself a spot at the 2013 ICSA Women’s National Championship.

April 21, 2013
New England Championship Postponed
It was announced on Friday night that all collegiate sailing regattas in the Boston area, including the Women's New England Championship at Tufts, were cancelled this weekend due to the Boston "lockdown." At the time the announcement was made, the terrorist suspect was still at large and the duration of the lockdown was unknown.

April 18, 2013
No. 1 Bulldogs to Race for Nationals Berth
Over the past seven weeks the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team has competed at seven different regattas and its results have earned it the top spot in the national rankings. However, those regular season regattas have just been warm-ups for the Women’s New England Championship which is to take place this weekend. The regatta will be hosted by Tufts University on Mystic Lake in Medford, Mass.

April 14, 2013
No. 1 Bulldogs Extend Win Streak
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team increased its winning streak to four regattas this weekend by winning the Wick and Shrew Trophies on the Thames River. 55 points separated the Bulldogs and the No. 7 Tufts Jumbos who finished second overall.

April 11, 2013
No. 1 Bulldogs to Wrap Up Regular Season
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team will compete for the Emily Wick and Sloop Shrew Trophies this weekend at its last regatta before the championship season begins. The Wick/Shrew, as the regatta is known, will be hosted by the US Coast Guard Academy and sailed on the Thames River in New London, Conn.

April 7, 2013
No. 1 Bulldogs Win Comfortably
The No. 1 Yale women's sailing team won the President's Trophy by a comfortable 49-point margin this weekend. Boston University hosted the 17-school regatta on the Charles River in strong and shifty winds. 12 races were completed in both A and B division.

April 4, 2013
Bulldogs Regain No. 1 Ranking
After a come-from-behind victory at the Dellenbaugh Trophy last weekend, the Yale women's sailing team returned to the top of the national rankings in this week's coaches' polls. The Bulldogs will try to back up this new ranking at the President's Trophy, hosted by Boston University, this weekend.

March 31, 2013
No. 2 Bulldogs Finish Strong, Win Dellenbaugh
The No. 2 Yale women’s sailing team won the last six races of the Dellenbaugh Trophy at Brown on Sunday, boosting itself from fifth to first in the overall standings. 17 other schools competed in the regatta which consisted of 10 races in both A and B division.

March 28, 2013
No. 2 Bulldogs Return to Fleet Racing
After winning the Duplin Trophy Team Race last weekend, the No. 2 Yale women’s sailing team will return to fleet racing this weekend at the Dellenbaugh Trophy, hosted by Brown. The longer days and recent nice weather have helped the Bulldogs to prepare by enabling them to get a series of productive, afternoon practice sessions this week.

March 24, 2013
Teamwork Secures Victory for No. 2 Bulldogs
The No. 2 Yale women’s sailing team proved its depth this weekend by winning the Duplin Team Race Regatta at Tufts University. All nine teams at the event sailed a full round robin and then were divided into a final four and bottom five based on the results from that round. Yale and Boston College, which tied for the best first round record with one loss each, were joined by Tufts and Brown University for the final four series on Sunday.

March 21, 2013
No. 2 Bulldogs to Team Race at Tufts
After falling to No. 2 in the latest national rankings, the Yale women’s sailing team heads to Tufts University this weekend for the Duplin Trophy, the only women’s team race regatta of the year.

March 18, 2013
No. 1 Bulldogs Finish Fourth Again
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team finished fourth overall at the St. Mary’s Women’s Regatta this past weekend. Seventeen teams competed in the event and thirteen races were sailed per division in a two-division format. Both divisions were able to race simultaneously, one in 420s and the other in FJs, thanks to the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Seahawks’ large fleet of boats. Challenging wind conditions were the only impediment to completing a full seventeen-race rotation.

March 14, 2013
No. 1 Bulldogs Ready to Race After Spring Break Training
After a full week of practice in sunny and windy St. Petersburg, Fla., the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team heads to St. Mary’s College of Maryland this weekend for the St. Mary’s Women’s Interconference Regatta.

March 11, 2013
No. 1 Bulldogs Finish Fourth at Navy
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team finished fourth at the Navy Spring Women’s Regatta this past weekend. It was the second regatta of the Bulldogs’ spring season and it marks the beginning of their two-week spring break.

March 7, 2013
Bulldogs Ranked No. 1, Racing at Navy This Weekend
The Yale women’s sailing team claimed the No. 1 spot in this week’s national rankings and is preparing to defend that ranking at the Navy Women’s Interconference Regatta this weekend. The new ranking comes after the team placed second at the Charleston Women’s Regatta, its first competition of the spring season, last weekend. Charleston was the Bulldogs’ first time on the water since November, but this week they were finally able to rig up and go sailing at their home venue in Branford, Conn.

March 3, 2013
No. 2 Bulldogs Finish Second in Season Opener
The No. 2 Yale women’s sailing team finished second overall at the Charleston Women’s Interconference Regatta this past weekend, matching their 2012 result. It was the first regatta of the Bulldogs’ spring season and their first time on the water since the Atlantic Coast Championships in November.

February 28, 2013
No. 2 Bulldogs Head South To Start Season
After a three-month break, the No. 2 Yale women's sailing team will return to competition this weekend. The Bulldogs have not been able to make it out on the water in frozen New England yet, but they will fly to Charleston, S.C., for the Charleston Women's Interconference Regatta to get their spring season started.

February 20, 2013
No. 2 Bulldogs Elect New Captains
This past week at the Ray Tompkins House, the No. 2 Yale coed and women’s sailing teams elected new team captains, juniors Chris Segerblom and Marlena Fauer.

November 12, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs Ready For a Break
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team’s last weekend of the fall season did not go exactly as planned. Light and variable winds combined with strong currents made for challenging racing at the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship where the team finished eighth overall. This was the first time that the Bulldogs have finished outside of the top three all season long.

November 8, 2012
Bulldogs to Close Out Fall Season at Atlantic Coast Championship
The Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship, being hosted by Connecticut College this weekend, will be the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team’s last regatta of the fall season. The Bulldogs qualified for the championship by finishing second at New England’s fall dinghy championship, the Victorian Coffee Urn, two weeks ago. Like the New England championship, the Atlantic Coast Championship will be raced in FJs on the Thames River in New London, Conn.

November 4, 2012
Dennis Finishes 3rd at Singlehanded Nationals
The last two races of the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded National Championship were sailed on Sunday in tricky wind conditions. Every so often an offshore breeze would interfere with the westerly sea breeze, keeping the competitors constantly on their toes in anticipation of major wind shifts. Senior Claire Dennis managed the conditions well, earning herself a third-place-overall finish in the regatta. Senior Emily Billing finished 10th overall, less than 10 points out of seventh.

November 2, 2012
Billing and Dennis Compete at Nationals in California
Despite the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, senior members of the Yale women’s sailing team Emily Billing and Claire Dennis were back on the water on Wednesday to practice. It was their last opportunity to sail before the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded Championship, which they will compete at this weekend in Long Beach, Calif.

October 28, 2012
Bulldogs Qualify for Atlantic Coast Championship
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team finished second at the Victorian Coffee Urn, which was hosted by Connecticut College this past weekend. This finish earned the team one of seven New England berths to the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship, which will take place on November 10th and 11th. Like the Urn, the championship will be raced on the Thames River in New London, Conn.

October 25, 2012
Fall Championship Qualifier This Weekend
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team will race at the Victoria Urn Trophy this weekend in New London, Conn. This regatta serves as the New England district’s qualifier for the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship. Teams that finish top seven at the Urn will return to New London on the second weekend of November to race against the top 18 schools from up and down the eastern seaboard.

October 21, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs Finish Third
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team finished third overall at the Stu Nelson trophy this past weekend. The regatta was hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and sailed on the Charles River in MIT’s fleets of FJs and fireflies.

October 18, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs’ Regular Season Ends This Weekend
This weekend the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team will head to Cambridge, Mass., for its last regular season regatta of the fall. Racing will take place on the Charles River in MIT’s fleet of FJs and the winners will have their names engraved on the Stu Nelson Trophy.

October 14, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs Finish Second At Home
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team hosted 19 other schools for the Yale Women’s Intersectional Regatta this past weekend. Challenging wind conditions limited the regatta to just eight races per division, but that is still eight more races than the conditions permitted last year. The host team finished second place overall at the event, six points behind No. 7 Dartmouth.

October 11, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs to Host Intersectional Regatta
After making the long journey to race in Annapolis, Md., last weekend, the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team will race at home this weekend. The Bulldogs will host teams from up and down the east coast for the Yale Women’s Intersectional. The regatta will be sailed in Yale’s fleet of 20 420s, which it keeps at the McNay Family Sailing Center out in Branford, Conn.

October 7, 2012
Regatta Completed In One Day, Bulldogs Finish Second
After 16 races in just one day, the No. 1 Yale women’s team finished second overall at the Navy Women’s Fall Intersectional. The regatta took place this past weekend and was hosted by the Naval Academy. It was originally intended to be a two-day event, however, the Sunday forecast was bleak and Saturday brought strong breeze so the race committee made a successful push to complete the regatta on day one.

October 5, 2012
Olympians Share Experiences in Panel Discussion
Six out of the seven Yale grads that competed at the 2012 Olympic Games shared their experiences in a panel discussion at the Law School Auditorium on Thursday night. Rowers Ashley Brzozowicz ’04, Tess Gerrand ’10, Jamie Redman ’08 and Taylor Ritzel ’10 and sailors Sarah Lihan ’10 and Stuart McNay ’05 took turns reflecting on their time in London, both on and off the water. Moderator Ron Vaccaro ‘04, the current Editorial Director for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network, led the discussion.

October 4, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs to Race at U.S. Naval Academy
This weekend, the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team will head to Annapolis, Md., to compete at one of the biggest intersectional regattas of the fall season. The Women’s Navy Fall Intersectional, hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy, is a three-division event, meaning that every team will have three different boats on the water at the same time. A and B division will share time between Navy’s double-handed fleets of 420s and FJs, while C division will sail single-handed laser radials the entire time.

September 30, 2012
Billing and Dennis Qualify for Nationals
Two members of the No. 1 Yale women's sailing team, seniors Emily Billing and Claire Dennis, qualified for the ICSA Women's Singlehanded National Championship this past weekend. National championship berths went to the top five finishers at the Women’s New England Singlehanded Championship. Dennis and Billing finished third and fourth, respectively.

September 27, 2012
New England Singlehanded Championship This Weekend
This weekend, three members of the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team will be racing individually, in laser radials, at the New England Singlehanded Championship, hosted by Connecticut College in New London. Each of them will be vying for one of the New England district’s four berths to the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded National Championship, which will be held in Long Beach, Calif., on the first weekend of November.

September 23, 2012
Third Regatta of the Season, Bulldogs Finish Third
This past weekend the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team finished third place overall at the Women’s Regis Bowl Regatta hosted by Boston University. While the unranked Roger Williams Hawks won the event and the No. 12 Tufts Jumbos took second, Yale managed to finish just ahead of the No. 2 Dartmouth Big Green and four spots ahead of the No. 3 Brown Bears.

September 20, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs Look to Continue Winning Streak
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team will head to Boston, Mass., this weekend to race in the Regis Bowl at Boston University. This will be the third regatta of the season for the Bulldogs, who are looking to maintain an undefeated record.

September 16, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs Are Two For Two
This weekend the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team secured its second overall victory of the season and so far the season is only two regattas long. In their dominant performance at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl, which was hosted by Dartmouth, the Bulldogs finished 58 points ahead of the second-place Naval Academy Midshipmen.

September 13, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs to Race at Dartmouth
After a victory last weekend at the Toni Deutsch Regatta, the No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team will try to carry that momentum into this weekend’s competition at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl, hosted by Dartmouth. Dartmouth finished just behind the Bulldogs last weekend and in Wednesday’s national rankings the top three spots went to the Ivy League with Yale ranked first, Dartmouth second and Brown third.

September 9, 2012
No. 1 Bulldogs Start Season With a Win
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team finished first out of 14 schools competing at the Toni Deutsch Regatta this weekend. 14 races were completed in each division at the regatta which was hosted by MIT and sailed in both FJs and MIT’s new fleet of fireflies. A division and B division switched between the FJs and the fireflies after every four races. In the end, the Bulldogs finished with 101 points while second-place Dartmouth finished with 133.

September 6, 2012
Bulldogs Back On Top, Ranked No. 1 Heading Into Season Opener
The Yale women’s sailing team will put its No. 1 preseason ranking to the test this weekend at the first regatta of the fall collegiate sailing season. The Bulldogs will travel to Cambridge, Mass., to sail in the Toni Deutsch Regatta, hosted by MIT on the Charles River.

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