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!
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.
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||21/3||Jake Reynolds '16||Rebekah Schiff '16|
|Ryan Davidson '16||Alicia Blumenthal '15|
|Charles Rees '16||Roy Shaw '14|
|Emily Stuart '16|
|Tierney Driscoll '15|
|2||Stanford University||Cardinal||19/5||Antoine Screve '16||John Cannistraro '17|
|Hans Henken '15||Nicolette Obel '17|
|Kieran Chung '15||Haley Kirk '15|
|*||3||University of Vermont||Catamounts||13/11||Michael Booker '15||Sydney Connor '18|
|Nate Jermain '15||Travis Bobley '17|
|Adam Ceely '15||Megan MacKinnon '17|
|Michael Zonnenberg '15||Bridget Murphy '15|
|**||4||Georgetown University||Hoyas||13/11||Sean Golden '16||Katie Olsen '15|
|AJ Reiter '17||Isabelle Ruiz De Luzuriaga '16|
|Alex Post '15||Mary Kate Mezzetti '16|
|Katia DaSilva '15|
|Bettina Redway '16|
|5||Dartmouth College||Big Green||9/15||Scott Houck '15||Lizzie Guynn '16|
|Deirdre Lambert '15||Nathaniel Greason '17|
|Charles Lalumiere '17||Abigail Rohman '16|
|Colin MURPHY '15|
|b||6||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||7/16||Joseph David '16||Jason Bankert '18|
|Esteban Forrer '16||Carter Little '18|
|Daniel LOCHNER '15||Grace Mason '16|
|Augie Dale '18||Gabriel Smith '17|
|Colin Voigt '15|
|**||7||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||7/16||Mary Hall '15||Manuel Inserni Pagan '17|
|Patrick Snow '17||Willard Hawley '18|
|Michael Popp '16||Emma Ferris '15|
|Connor Hendi '15|
|Alexandra Asuncion '15|
|8||Fordham University||Rams||6/18||Will Holz '17||Emma Huntress '16|
|Connor Godfrey '16||Evan Morgan '18|
|Alecsander Tayler '17||Jamie Spence '18|
|*||Number of races won when tied teams met (3)|
|**||Number of races won when tied teams met (1)|
|b||Number of races won when tied teams met (2)|