Bayport Native A Favorite For Olympic Medal
June 9, 2008
Michael Capozzi of Bayport became convinced his daughter Debbie had a future in sail racing when she competed in an international competition when she was just 14 and had been sailing for only four years.
It was the Sunfish world championship at Sayville Yacht Club. "It was very, very windy and a lot of boats were flipping," Capozzi recalled. "Debbie, who doesn't weigh too much, slipped out of her boat, but was able to hold on for the last 300 yards and crossed the finish line."