Accettella To Compete In Sailing World Championships

August 07, 2000
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, VA.(Aug. 7) - Assistant Old Dominion University sailing coach Christine Accettella (Babylon, NY.) will be heading to the Netherlands to sail in the Gaastra J22 Worlds 2000 Championships, later this month after winning the Baltimore Sail for Sight Regatta.

The Championships begin on Aug. 23 in Medemblik, Netherlands.

Accettella, a 1994 graduate and All-American collegiate sailor at Old Dominion is crewing for co-captains Pete Wallio (ODU '56) and Dave Alexander from Hampton, Va. Debbie Maddox is also crewing on the 22-foot-long sailboat.

As an undergraduate, Accettella was a part of a second place finish in B-division at the 1991 ICYRA Women's Collegiate National Championships. She is beginning her third year as an assistant coach at Old Dominion.

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