New Haven, CT--The women's sailing team added another win to their record this past weekend, taking the Yale Women's Interconference in dominating fashion. The top ranked Bears won the event by a commanding 43 points over the second place team.
On the first day of the competition, competitors braved the cold temperatures that were accompanied by shifty and unpredictable wind. The Seahawks from the St. Mary's College of Maryland got off to an early lead, posting low scores during the first four races of the regatta. However, the Bears and the Yale University Bulldogs were right on their heels.
"With it being so shifty, we simply continued to work on consistency," commented Sailing Director Doug Clark. "Eventually our overall game plan came to fruition and we continued to build our lead."
Coast Guard slowly chipped away at St. Mary's and Yale's lead to sit in first place at the end of Saturday.
On Sunday the Bears were the hottest team on the water, putting together a multiple top-3 finishes, which separated them from the rest of the field. Coast Guard won the Yale Women's for the first time in program history with a total of 157 points. University of Rhode Island came from behind to take second with 200 points and Yale finished third with 235 points.
Coast Guard also won both A- and B-Division. Nikole Barnes and Anna Morin finished with 76 points in A-Division and won four of the sixteen races. In B-Division, Dana Rohde and Hannah Herring won with a race to spare, finishing with 81 points. They finished outside of the top-10 only once during the series.