Monarch Sailors Finish Eighth at Nationals

June 08, 2001
By ODU Athletics

June 8, 2001

KINGSTON, RI- The Old Dominion University coed sailing squad finished eighth at the 2001 ICSA Dinghy Sailing National Championships Friday . Tufts University won the event with 215 points, while Old Dominion compiled 286 points.

The Monarchs A division boat sailed by Adam Burns (Youngstown, NY.), Elisabeth Biondi (Norwalk, CT.) finished eighth with 147 points, while the B division boat of Brad Funk (Harbor Bluffs, FL.), Justin Castagne (Trinidad, West Indies), Emily Ruiter (Freehold, NJ.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, NY.) were ninth with 139 points after the 18 completed races.

In all, Old Dominion competed in all six national championship events this year. In the fall, the Monarchs were third in the ICSA Sloops, Brad Funk placed seventh at the ICSA Singlehandeds, Sally Barkow was ninth at the women's Singlehandeds. Earlier this week, The Monarchs were fifth at the Team Race Nationals and sixth in the Women's Dinghy Nationals.


Final Results

1. Tufts 215

2. Harvard 217

3. Dartmouth 220

4. Boston College 230

5. Georgetown 231

6. Charleston 253

7. Hawaii 258

8. Old Dominion 286

9. St. Mary's 294

10.Yale 350

11.Texas 369

12. UC Santa Barbara 369

13. Washington 391

14. Kings Point 450

15. Michigan 491

16. Florida 513

17. Texas A&M 515

18. Wisconsin 531

ODU A-Boat: Adam Burns, Elisabeth Biondi (8th with 147 pts) ODU B-Boat: Brad Funk, Justin Castagne, Emily Ruiter,Debbie Capozzi(9th with 139 points).

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