Barkow, crew hold onto lead, win women's keelboat title

Winning foursome hopes to compete in Olympics

Sailing

October 04, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sally Barkow of Nashotah, Wis., and her crew of Debbie Capozzi of Bayport, N.Y.; Carrie Howe of Grosse Pointe, Mich., and Annie Lush of Bournemouth, England, won the 2003 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship.

The event began Monday and ended yesterday with two races on Chesapeake Bay off Annapolis.

Entering yesterday with a 20-point lead, Barkow's team again showed its boat-handling skills, finishing third and eighth in the races in 8- to 10-knot breezes to maintain a healthy lead.

"It feels awesome to have won," said Barkow, 23, a two-time college All-American at Old Dominion.

Barkow, Capozzi and Howe are on the U.S. Sailing Team and hope to be the country's representatives in the Yngling class at the 2004 Olympics.

Final standings

1. Sally Barkow, Nashotah, Wis., 44 points; 2, Paula Lewin, Bermuda, 58; 3. Carol Cronin, Jamestown, R.I., 60; 4. Mary Brigden, San Diego, 71; 5. Nancy Haberland, Annapolis, 80; 6. Karleen Dixon, New Zealand, 84; 7. Dominique Provoyeur, South Africa, 100; 8. Betsy Alison, Newport, R.I., 101; 9. Lorie Stout, Annapolis, 113; 10. Phebe King, Annapolis, 116; 11. Susan F. Meredith, Annapolis, 116; 12. Derby Anderson, Annapolis, 116; 13. Donna Womble, Carmel Valley, Calif., 116; 14. Melinda Berge, Annapolis, 123; 15. Amber West, New Zealand, 125.6.

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