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Bulldog Victory in Spring Season Opener

Senior Kira Woods at Navy Spring Women's 2019. Photo courtesy of Rob Migliaccio.
Senior Kira Woods at Navy Spring Women's 2019. Photo courtesy of Rob Migliaccio.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Bulldogs won Navy Spring Women's by an extremely impressive 20 point margin. The Bulldogs dominated in the light to medium air conditions in Annapolis, Maryland this weekend, setting the tone for spring 2019 season on a good note. 11 races were sailed in each division despite significant wind delays both Saturday and Sunday.

Junior skipper Louisa Nordstrom, placed 3rd in A division with 47 points, just 2 points away from 2nd place MIT. Nordstrom raced with sophmore crew Claudia Loiacono, a tried-and-true pairing that has yielded the Bulldogs countless wins. Junior skipper Chrissie Klingler placed 1st in B division with senior crew Kira Woods. The two accrued a stunning 31 points over the 11 races, clinching 10 top five finishes and annihilating the 2nd places team by over 25 points. Klingler atrributes her impeccable sailing at this event to "not doing anything special...just focusing on what was important in each individual race...especailly with the occilating wind shifts and current lines." 

 

Saturday was a light-air affair. The day began with a 4 knot breeze from the northeast that died after a few races and lightly filled in from the southeast in the afternoon before dying once more. Sunday began with an extended wind delay but eventually filled in with a solid 6 - 10 knot wind that allowed the Bulldog to show off their stylistic versatility.

 

Fresh off their showstopping victory, the Bulldogs now head down to St Petersburg, Fla. for a vigorous week of training with the entire Yale sailing team.

 

Final results from the event can be found at https://scores.collegesailing.org/s19/navy-spring-women/.

 

Report filed by Becca Rose '21, Yale Sports Publicity