ODU Sailing Headed to Three Races This Weekend

September 21, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 21, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 14 Old Dominion University coed sailing team hits the road again this weekend as they compete in the MAISA Laser Qualifier which takes place in Kings Point, N.Y. The MAISA Women’s Singlehanded Championships will take place this weekend in Annapolis, Md. Also, the St. Mary’s Open will be going on in St. Mary’s, Md.

Last week in nearby Hampton, the Monarchs dominated the competition in the Edward Teach Memorial race. Solid winds and comfortable temperatures took over Saturday but no races could be run on Sunday due to lack of wind. ODU’s A-team, which featured freshmen skipper Joe David and crew Grace Mason finished in first by a wide margin with 37 points. In the B-team race, junior skipper Rachel Austin and freshman crew Larissa Bellavia won by a solid margin as well with 36 points. ODU’s overall score of 74 points was 78 points ahead of second place Christopher Newport.

Also in action this past weekend was the Nevin’s Trophy race in Kings Point, N.Y. ODU finished ninth overall out of 20 teams with 466 points. In the A-team race, senior skipper Dillon Paiva along with split crew of junior Chloe Constants and freshman Cooper Paiva struggled a bit as they finished 11th with 158 points. In the B-team race, freshman skipper Esteban Forrer and junior crew Julia Wiesner placed seventh with 134 points. Junior Evan Hoffmann placed 12th with 174 points in the C-team race.

The Lady Monarchs took seventh in the 22-team field over this past weekend at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl in Hanover, N.H. Junior skipper Corina Radtke and senior crew Shannon Wilkins took eighth with 120 points in the A-team race while sophomore skipper Andrea Luna and junior crew Alexa Cavalieri placed ninth in the B-team division race.