2015 Aaron Szambecki Team Race


Saturday, March 28:

ODU’s home regatta the Aaron Szambecki Team Race not only memorializes ODU Team Captain from 1996 and avid team racer, but it also provides the opportunity to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Aaron took his life shortly after his college sailing career came to an end. With awareness, suicide is preventable. All campuses have resources available to help students in need. Learn more at one of these websites: www.suicideispreventable.org www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org www.afsp.org

What an awesome day on the Elizabeth River! We saw a little bit of everything, including snow flurries, 20 knot winds, dolphins, rockets, and some great sailing. Two full round robins were completed with minimal delays while providing restroom breaks as need for sailors, umpires, and race committee personnel.

At the end of two rounds, the Cougars from the College of Charleston hold a lead on the event. Tomorrow will see the completion of the 3rd round robin, with the addition (hopefully) of double top and bottom 4 rounds, thereby completing the "Triple Lindy."

A huge thanks to Town Pointe Yacht Club for grilling some delicious hamburgers and hotdogs, but also for some terrific corn chowder than warmed everyone on a chilly (but not as bad as last month) regatta day.

Also many thanks to the Monarchs for their Race Committee work, and the umpires who spent nearly the entire day on the water with their only compensation being some hot chocolate and our thanks.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the the results of yet another successful Aaron Szambecki Team Race!

Sunday, March 29:

Another terrific day on water at the Szambecki Team Race. In addition to yesterday's awesomeness, sailors were greeted with ice on the dock and surrounding rocks with a fluctuating WNW breeze at 8-15 knots. The third round robin was completed and a top Final 4 was also completed. A Bottom Round of 4 was attempted but not fully completed by one race. As per RRS Appendix D, the races stood as more than 80% of the scheduled races were completed. Therefore the scores remain as they stand.

Again a huge thanks to the team of umpires led by Christine Accettella, our racing team headed by Mark Murphy, and the contingent of Monarch sailors that helped run over 100 races for the weekend during this as-so-far very cold and bleak Spring season.

Congratulations to the Charleston Cougars for sealing the win in a hotly contested final race against the Cardinal from Stanford.

Final Results

1CharlestonCollege of CharlestonCougars21/3Jake Reynolds '16Rebekah Schiff '16
Ryan Davidson '16Alicia Blumenthal '15
Charles Rees '16Roy Shaw '14
Emily Stuart '16
Tierney Driscoll '15
2StanfordStanford UniversityCardinal19/5Antoine Screve '16John Cannistraro '17
Hans Henken '15Nicolette Obel '17
Kieran Chung '15Haley Kirk '15
*3VermontUniversity of VermontCatamounts13/11Michael Booker '15Sydney Connor '18
Nate Jermain '15Travis Bobley '17
Adam Ceely '15Megan MacKinnon '17
Michael Zonnenberg '15Bridget Murphy '15
**4GeorgetownGeorgetown UniversityHoyas13/11Sean Golden '16Katie Olsen '15
AJ Reiter '17Isabelle Ruiz De Luzuriaga '16
Alex Post '15Mary Kate Mezzetti '16
Katia DaSilva '15
Bettina Redway '16
5DartmouthDartmouth CollegeBig Green9/15Scott Houck '15Lizzie Guynn '16
Deirdre Lambert '15Nathaniel Greason '17
Charles Lalumiere '17Abigail Rohman '16
Colin MURPHY '15
b6Old DominionOld Dominion UniversityMonarchs7/16Joseph David '16Jason Bankert '18
Esteban Forrer '16Carter Little '18
Daniel LOCHNER '15Grace Mason '16
Augie Dale '18Gabriel Smith '17
Colin Voigt '15
**7NavyU. S. Naval AcademyMidshipmen7/16Mary Hall '15Manuel Inserni Pagan '17
Patrick Snow '17Willard Hawley '18
Michael Popp '16Emma Ferris '15
Connor Hendi '15
Alexandra Asuncion '15
8FordhamFordham UniversityRams6/18Will Holz '17Emma Huntress '16
Connor Godfrey '16Evan Morgan '18
Alecsander Tayler '17Jamie Spence '18
*Number of races won when tied teams met (3)
**Number of races won when tied teams met (1)
bNumber of races won when tied teams met (2)