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War Memorial Regatta Sends Sailing Team to Atlantic Coast Championships

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: October 30, 2006
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Oct. 30, 2006

KINGS POINT, NY - The Old Dominion University co-ed dinghy sailing team sealed a spot in the Atlantic Coast Championships amid tough weather at the War Memorial Regatta last weekend. Junior Bobby Noonan was skipper of the boat that won the A Division with crew Stephen Waters and Wilson Stout. ODU was one of the top seven boats that earned spots at the ACC's.

Noonan's A Division victory was padded with a 9th place showing from the B division boat skippered by Mike Collins. Collins had Wick Smith and former national qualifier Jaci Finney as crew. The B division team never finished out of the Top 10 in the three races that

The weather was rough in New York this weekend. Both divisions were only able to compete in three heats. Winds were a steady 25-30 knots with gusts over 40 on both days. The weather both delayed much of the regatta and eventually led to its early ending.

In the three races the A division was able to run, Noonan's boat totaled 9 points with 3rd, 2nd, and 4th place finishes. The B division team never finished out of the Top 10 in the three heats it completed.

The Atlantic Coast Championship will be held November 11 & 12.


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