ODU Gears Up For Four Sailing Events This Weekend

October 05, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 5, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 11 Old Dominion University coed and women's sailing teams will be back in action this upcoming weekend with four different events on tap.

The Hobart and William Smith Fall Intersectional will take place in Geneva, N.Y., while the Tom Curtis/South #2 race will be held in Washington D.C. Both the MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championships and the Navy Fall Women’s Intersectional will be going on in Annapolis, Md.

ODU moved up to No. 11 in the most recent Sperry Top-Sider Sailing World Rankings. The ODU women were also ranked nationally for this first time in this 2012-13 season as they came in ranked No. 11.

Last weekend, in their second and final home event of the fall, ODU took third place out of 14 teams on the Elizabeth River in the South #1/Senator’s Cup Race. The Monarchs’ A-team tandem of junior skipper Evan Hoffmann and junior crew Jill Fattibene took second with 36 points while sophomore skipper Jaclyn Hollander and freshman Carly Peterson placed 10th with 115 points. In the B-team race, sophomore skipper Daniel Lochner and junior crew Haley Garst finished in fourth with 40 points while freshman skipper Daniel Montgomery and freshman crew Kaylie Gallagher took eighth with 89 points.

Also in action over the past weekend the Lady Monarchs placed fifth with 146 points out of 14 teams in St. Mary’s, Md. at the MAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy Championships. The A-team duo of junior skipper Corina Radtke and senior crew Shannon Wilkins took third with 75 points while junior skipper Rachel Austin and freshman crew Grace Mason took fourth with 71 points in the B-team race.

Wind caused problems in the 70th anniversary of the Danmark Trophy race at the Coast Guard Academy as ODU took eighth out of 20 teams. ODU’s A-team tandem of senior skipper Dillon Paiva and junior crew Chloe Constants finished in 12th with 85 points while freshman skipper Esteban Forrer and junior crew Julia Wiesner took seventh in the B-team race with 72 points.