Day Two Report
Day Two of the Intercollegiate Sailing Assocation Womens NAs marked a second consecutive day of domination by the Old Dominion Monarchs. With an overall score of 119 points, the Monarchs are well ahead of host team and defending champ, the University of Hawaii Rainbows, who wrapped up the day with 146 points. Senior skipper Sally Barkow, of Nashotah, Wis., a returning All-American, with sophomore crew Cara Gibbons-Neff, of Annapolis, Md., and junior crew Debbie Capozzi, of Bayport, N.Y., moved from third to first place in A division. Their 50-point total gives them a 14-point lead over Rainbow senior skipper Molly OBryan, of San Diego, and junior crew Sarah Hitchcock of South Dartmouth, Mass. Returning All-Americans OBryan and Hitchcock topped A division at last years ICSA Womens NAs.
We didnt always have the best starts, said Barkow, but we were able to use speed to our advantage and finish in the top five in races where wed started poorly. Conditions were similar to yesterdays and the air and water temperature was 80 degrees. Windspeed ranged from 5 to 15 knots, beginning as a southerly thermal, later to be filled in by the northwest tradewinds. Were used to sailing in these conditions, said Barkow. At ODU, its typical for us to get flat water, with lots of puffs and shifts just like what were experiencing here.
Eight races were held in each division, leaving just four races left in each to determine the final champions. B division saw several lead changes until Yale Universitys Julie Papanek, of Chicago, and Jennifer Hoyle, of Manchester, Mass., took the lead with 58 points. Papanek and Hoyle have five first place finishes on their scorecard, the most of any team in attendance. Papanek represented the U.S. at the ISAF Youth World Championship in Australia last year. Yale is currently in fifth place overall.
Taking third overall so far and determined to move up are the St. Marys Seahawks with 148 points, just two points behind the University of Hawaii. Returning All-America skipper Ali Sharp, of Gatlinberg, Tenn., with sophomore crew Melissa Deveney, of Frederick, Md., and senior crew Sarah McCarron, of Chicago, Ill., are currently in fourth place in A division with 80 points. Junior skipper Jamie Smith, of West River, Md., teamed up with senior crew Leah Anderson, of Larchmont, N.Y., and sophomore crew Genevieve Parr, of Baltimore, Md., to finish third in B division with 68 points. Sharp, Smith and Anderson are returning All-Americans.
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