Yale, one of the most premium schools in the world has been able to win the LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship. This being the second of three sailing nationals for North America with this championship being hosted by the Salve Regina University Sailing Club. It showcased some of the best sailing seen in years.
The day began with various colleges from around the states sailing in the top eight round around 9:30 A.M. The competitors were all met with bad sailing conditions as the cloud cover was apparent with lingering rain as well as thunderstorms within the area. Winds kicked up to 10/12 knots per hour and by the end of the day a solid 15 knots to 20 knots with major gusts of wind were upon the lake.
Yale was able to make an impressive performance as they took on the College of Charleston, Stanford University and Boston College. Everyone did take a hit though, including Yale as this did lose two of the eight rounds for the day. None the less Yale came out on top as the winning team, members of the Yale Yacht Club expressed their joy of winning and noted that they hope to do the same in the third championship of the year.
Yale has always been one of the leading yacht clubs for the college/university based sailing clubs. Yale is considered to be the cream of the crop in terms of schooling & this means that all sports related teams must resemble the schools image. We’ll keep you posted on how Yale does in the third championship being held at the New York Yacht Club.