ODU Sailing Hosts Monarch Bowl 2003
May 23, 2003
Old Dominion sailing head coach Mitch Brindley hosted the annual Monarch Bowl last Friday and Saturday to celebrate the sailing program's alumni weekend. Over 20 current and former Monarch sailors participated, including sailing greats Christine Accetella '94, Rob Ragsdale '97, and Adam Burns '01.
Initiated in 1983, the two-day event featured a six-race regatta on Saturday with 12 sailors competing on six boats. Burns and Lisa Biondi '02 finished first with 13 points. ODU assistant sailing coach Mark Zagol '99 and Ragsdale came in second with 18 points while Brindley '89 and Accetella placed third with 27 points. A reception followed the race at the Old Dominion Sailing Center.
The event kicked off with a concert on Friday night at Waterside in Downtown Norfolk and included a cruise on Old Dominion's 42-foot long dead rise powerboat along the Elizabeth River.