Sailing Set to Host 15th Aaron Szambecki Team Race
By ODU Athletics
March 22, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. - Eight of the nation's elite programs are set to participate in the 15th annual Aaron Szambecki Team Race on the Elizabeth River on March 23-24. All eight teams are ranked in the top-16 of this week's Sailing World National Collegiate Rankings presented by Sperry Top-Sider.
This years field for the Aaron Szambecki Team Race features No. 2 Georgetown, No. 3 Stanford, No. 5 College of Charleston, No. 6 Boston College, No. 7 St. Mary's College (Md.), No. 10 Navy, No. 12 Old Dominion and No. 16 Dartmouth.
Last weekend, ODU placed 13th at the prestigious Truxtun Umsted. In the A-Division race, senior skipper Dillon Paiva and junior crew Chloe Constants placed 11th with 126 points. Also taking 11th in the B-Division race was freshman skipper Esteban Forrer and junior Julia Wiesner with 122 points. Freshman Joe David took 19th in the C-Division race while senior Zachary Runci finished eighth with 117 points in the D-Division race.
Last season, Old Dominion took sixth in the Aaron Szambecki Team Race, going 6-8.
Action is tentatively schedule to get underway on the Elizabeth River at 9 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday with adjustments to come depending on weather conditions.