Monarchs Finish Second at Icefree 2-on-2 and 9th at St. Mary's Team Race
By ODU Athletics
March 12, 2007
NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Old Dominion raced in two team racing events this weekend with a second place finish at The Icefree 2-on-2 and a ninth place effort at the St. Mary's Team Race. The Monarchs were topped only by Georgetown in Newport News while could only muster two wins in Maryland.
At the Christopher Newport Sailing Center, Old Dominion raced to a 12-5 record, good for second place. They defeated St. Mary's, Maryland, Christopher Newport, Delaware, the Webb Institute, and Maryland-Baltimore County. Georgetown was able to an undefeated 17-0 on the weekend and take the win.
ST. MARY'S, MD -- The Monarchs had a less successful trip to Maryland in team racing, finishing tied for ninth with a 2-16 record. With stiffer competition, the team finished in a tie with MIT. Winning the event was Yale with a record of 18-3 as Hobart & William Smith and St. Mary's both finished with a record of 17-4.
The Icfree 2-on-2 Christopher Newport Sailing Center - March 10th & 11th Conditions: SSE winds of 6 to 10 on Saturday and out of the North at 8 - 12 on Sunday. Fairly steady both days with good weather and temperatures on the 50s to the low 70s. A double rotation was run and the fleet was then split into a championship round (Georgetown, Old Dominion, St. Mary's and Maryland and a consolation round (Christopher Newport, Delaware, Webb Institute, and Maryland -Baltimore County). While scheduling priority for this event goes to the teams who are not pre-qualified for the Prosser Regatta, with openings available, Old Dominion, Georgetown and St. Mary's got into the event and proved to be the better teams. But the racing was often extremely close and many races were not decided until the last leg and often the last 50 yards. The winning Georgetown team consisted of Todd Breeden, Madeline Maguire, Marco Teixido, and Alex Taylor.
College Wins - Losses 1. GTN 17 - 0 2. ODU 12 - 5 3. SMC 10 - 7 4. MD 10 - 7 5. CNU 10 - 7 6. DEL 4 - 13 7. WEB 4 - 13 8. MBC 1 - 16
St. Mary's Team Race Intersectional Sat: 71 races were sailing in southerly southerly breezes 4-8 knots that shifted to the East 8-14 knots throughout the day on the St. Mary's River under sunny skies and 60 degree temps.
Sun: Double round robin completed with championship final four in Northwesterly breezes that averaged 8-10 knots and fabulous sunshine. Racing completed by 2pm.
13 umpires chaired by Stovy Brown used five umpire boats to keep racing fun and fair. PRO Anthony Mazzeo kept things humming along.
Current standings thru race 71:
1. Yale 18-3 2. Hobart William/Smith 17-4 (wins tie) 3. St. Mary's College 17-4 4. Stanford 14-7 __________________________________________ 5. College of Charleston 10-8 6. Georgetown 7-11 7. Washington College 5-13 (wins tie) 8. USC 5-13 9. MIT 2-16 tieODU 2-16