Sports | 8:16 pm | August 2, 2012 | By Jacqueline Sahlberg

OLYMPICS | McNay ’05 finishes first day of sailing

Stu McNay '05 and crew Graham Biehl racing in Skandia Sail for Gold 2012. The pair are in 21st place in a 27-boat field after their first day of Olympic competition.

LONDON —The day after his 31st birthday, American Stu McNay ’05 took to the water on Thursday for his first two races at the Olympic sailing venue off the coast of Dorset in southern England. McNay and his crew Graham Biehl, ranked No. 5 in the world by the International Sailing Federation, finished the day »

Sports | 1:45 pm | August 2, 2012 | By Jacqueline Sahlberg

OLYMPICS | Ritzel ’10 wins gold for USA

Taylor Ritzel '10 (top row, second from right) and her teammates show off their gold medals after the American crew won the women's eight rowing final on Thursday.

ETON DORNEY, ENGLAND — American Taylor Ritzel ’10 and Canadian Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 won Yale’s first Olympic medals of the 2012 Games with a one-two finish in the women’s eight rowing final at Lake Dorney on Thursday. Ritzel and the favored American boat led the race from start to finish to defend their 2008 Olympic »

Sports | 6:00 pm | August 1, 2012 | By Jacqueline Sahlberg

OLYMPICS | Elis favored for Thursday medals in crew

Australia's Tess Gerrand '10, second from left, and America's Taylor Ritzel '10, far right, after winning the NCAA Championship in 2008. The former teammates, who will race for Olympic gold in the women's eight Thursday, would go on to win NCAA titles in 2009 and 2010.

LONDON — Yale alumnae have a chance for a podium sweep at the London Olympics on Thursday when rowers Ashley Brzozowicz ’04, Tess Gerrand ’10 and Taylor Ritzel ’10 race against each other in the women’s eight final. Along with the women, who would become the first Elis to win gold, silver and bronze in »

Sports | 8:00 pm | July 30, 2012 | By Jacqueline Sahlberg

OLYMPICS | New Yale coach rows for Team USA

Sarah Trowbridge, a new assistant coach on the women's crew team, is representing the United States at the London Olympics

LONDON — In addition to the seven Yale graduates competing in London, a recent Athletics Department hire is representing her country on the water. Sarah Trowbridge, Yale’s new assistant women’s crew coach, is currently rowing in the double sculls competition. After finishing third in her initial heat, Trowbridge will race in Tuesday’s repechage round in »

Sports | 2:42 pm | July 30, 2012 | By Jacqueline Sahlberg

OLYMPICS | Brzozowicz, Cole, Ritzel advance

Ashley Brzozowicz '04, fourth from left, shown racing for Canada earlier this year, and the Canadian women's eight qualified advanced to the medal race after a first-place finish in their heat Sunday.

LONDON — Yale is off to a strong start in London, as three crews with Eli rowers won their heats to advance to the medal round of competition over the past two days. Charlie Cole ’07 hit the water on Monday in America’s heavyweight four boat. His crew took an early lead and won its »