Bulldogs look to defend 2021-22 title

Published on September 8th, 2022

Following a truly dominant College Sailing season which saw Yale University claim both the Women’s Team Race Nationals and the Open Team Race Nationals, the Bulldogs look to build upon its success this year. The team also won the Fowle Trophy during the 2021-22 season as the best overall sailing program in the country.

In addition to strong team results, last year’s squad also boasted a wide array of individual achievements with nine All-Americans and two more honorable mentions for the award. Beyond the depth of the squad, it also featured Shawn Harvey ’22 who was named College Sailor of the Year. After graduating, Harvey moved to the West Coast to take the assistant coach position at Stanford.

While the team realizes there might be some potential early-season struggles as it adjusts to the departure of some of last year’s leaders and the addition of this year’s newcomers, head coach Zachary Leonard ’89 remains confident that the team’s culture will remain strong.

“Our goals are generally more about process, effort and culture than about the end result, so we hope to approach practice and competition as well as we did last year and we feel our results will be satisfying if we are able to do that,” Leonard said. “I think there are some strong leaders who are still with us, and I’m confident they will set a good example of how to do things.”

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Source: Yale Daily News

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