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Old Dominion University became the last-minute host of the ICSA/Vanguard Collegiate Singlehanded North American Sailing Championships Nov. 16-18 and took home hardware in both the men's and women's races.

Brad Funk of Harbor Bluffs, Fla., placed second in the men's championships, behind David Wright of Kings Point. The two were tied at 59 points going into the final race, but Wright finished ahead of Funk to claim the Glen S. Foster championship trophy.

In the women's championship, Sally Barkow of Nashotah, Wis., placed third behind Amanda Clark of Connecticut College and Ali Sharp of St. Mary's. Going into the final race Barkow was leading by one point, but placed eight in the final race.

A total of 16 men and 16 women's sailors competed in the weekend championship events, oringinally scheduled for Queen's College in Canada, but relocated to Norfolk when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., made travel to Canada uncertain.

This article was posted on: November 20, 2001

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