Sailing Completes Action in Opening Day of ICSA/Gill Dingy National Championship
June 6, 2012
AUSTIN, TEXAS - The Old Dominion University coed sailing team completed action on day one of the 2012 Intercollegiate Sailing Association's (ICSA)/Gill Dingy National Championship on Lake Travis. The Monarchs currently sit in 18th place after six races were completed on Wednesday.
Delayed early by a lack of wind, sailing did not begin until early afternoon in Austin. ODU's A-Division tandem of junior skipper Dillon Paiva and sophomore crew Chloe Constants struggled out of the gate, finishing 18th in the first race followed by an 11th and 17th place finish in the next two races. After placing ninth in the fourth race, ODU was disqualified in the fifth race and then took 17th in the final race of the day to finish in last with 90 points in 18th place.
The Monarchs' B-Division team of sophomore skipper Brady Stagg and senior crew Emily Reich found a little more success on the day, coming in at 14th with 69 points. Stagg and Reich sailed to three top-nine finishes out of their six races. Overall, ODU sits in 18th place with 159 combined points.
Georgetown currently leads the field by a wide margin with 56 points and is followed by Harvard (75), Roger Williams (82), Yale (84) and South Florida (90).
Competition on Thursday is slated to begin at 11 a.m. (ET) in Austin. To follow the results and racing live visit the event website: http://2012nationals.collegesailing.org/.