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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: INTEREST RE: THIRD ANNUAL fordhamfans.com NORTH FORK BASKETBALL + LUNCHEON? on: June 13, 2017, 10:50:56 pm
Understood 98ramgrad. I'll put you down as a "Definite Maybe." Hope you can make it.
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordhamfans.com News / Re: Joe Sunfish/Fordamrams.com Annual Summer Meeting on: June 13, 2017, 12:57:42 pm
AOC, thanks for reaching out. Due to your initiative, I started a North Fork fordhamfans.com Annual Basketball + Luncheon thread in
the Fordham Basketball Forum. It's the more appropriate locale since 95% of the luncheon discussion the first two years centered
around our BB program. The + represents the other 5%!
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / INTEREST RE: THIRD ANNUAL fordhamfans.com NORTH FORK BASKETBALL + LUNCHEON? on: June 12, 2017, 04:40:36 pm
I just saw the following post from AOC re: a possible "Third Annual fordhamfans.com, North Fork, Basketball + Luncheon," and opted to initiate a new post under the BB Forum because 95% of what has been discussed the first two years has concerned the BB team.
The "+" is for all other sports

"Joe... The weather is hot, the beaches are open.  All things summer reminded me that the annual Fordhamrams.com Annual Summer Meeting will be on the calendar soon.   Hopefully in between your busy schedule you will have some time to orchestrate another memorable day!"

To the best of my recollection, we had about 7-8 attendees in 2015 and close to double that last year. If we can get 20 this summer, I'll try to organize the luncheon at Pepi's in Southold or some comparable location at noon on Friday, August 18. All of Ace's merry men and women, if there are any, are invited to join us for a Dutch Treat lunch. Southold is an hour drive from East Hampton via the ferries and Shelter Island as well as driving west to 105, north to 25 and east to Southold. From Western Suffolk County, it's probably closer to an hour and 15 -30 minutes contingent upon traffic. We also have 2-3 fans, who leave their vehicles at the New London to Orient Point Cross Sound Ferry, and
I pick them up about 11:30 AM and drop them off at the ferry about 3:00 PM following our luncheon.

Sooooooo, if there is serious interest from app. 20 fans to commit to a luncheon on Friday, August 18, I'll proceed to make arrangements.
Please advise your commitment via a non-refundable deposit of $10.00 per person via personal check payable to "Joe Sullivan" and mail it to me at POB 612, Southold, NY 11971, so I have it a month in advance, i.e., NLT Tuesday, July 18. "Nonrefundable," will hopefully increase one's commitment, albeit for a small amount, and more importantly will enable us to order another round or two to toast Ace and our missing brethren.

BTW, if you want to make it a family day-trip and bring your spouse and the children or grandchildren, there are many options for adults and children including beaches, vineyards, antiques, historical sites, et. al.

Please use this thread to indicate your commitment and I'll maintain a running summary of those coming.

Thanks for reaching out AOC!
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: RAMS FINISH HUGE AT COED DINGHY NATIONAL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP on: June 11, 2017, 06:42:29 am
To add some more perspective to that stated above:


In 2017, 14 or 48% of the 29 Varsity teams qualified for the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship Final Round. Four or 2% of the 187 Club teams qualified, including Fordham.

By placing seventh overall, Fordham finished among the Top 3% of all 216 ICSA member schools, and became the #1 Club team in the country!


FINALISTS BY CONFERENCE: New England (NEISA) Ė 8; Mid-Atlantic (MAISA) Ė 6; South Atlantic (SAISA) & Pacific Coast (PCCSC) - 2 each;
Midwest (MCSA), Southeast (SEISA) & Northwest (NWICSA) - None.
 

Interestingly, there were three groups of easily identifiable schools participating and each group had three teams in the Championship Round. Following is how the three groups fared at the ICSA 2017 Coed Dinghy National Championship:

1. JESUIT SCHOOLS: Boston College #4, Georgetown # 6 & Fordham #7 = 17 points

2. IVY LEAGUE:  Yale #2, Dartmouth #3 & Brown #17 = 22 points
                 
3. MARITIME ACADEMIES: U.S. Naval Academy #8, U.S. Coast Guard Academy #9 & U.S. Merchant Marine Academy #15 = 32 points
5  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Baseball Gets Improbable Win on: June 09, 2017, 01:00:39 pm
Ram it 66, following is what I found after googling "When did Ozark Ike first appear as a syndicated comics character?"

It does not state which team Gus played for, and I had no idea that Ralph Kiner was called Ozark Ike, but it was in the comic strip, that I first saw a runner (Ozark Ike) score by somersaulting over the catcher to touch home plate.

You may recall, that Ozark Ike also threw one-handed shots the length of a basketball court and SWISH!

Who needed Willie, Mickey or the Duke when we had Ozark Ike to root for in the comics!



Ozark Ike was a newspaper comic strip about dumb but likable Ozark Ike McBatt, a youth from a rural area in the mountains. The strip was created by Rufus A. ("Ray") Gotto while he was serving in the Navy during World War II in Washington, D.C. as an illustrator for Navy instruction manuals.

Strong-but-dumb Ike McBatt is from a hillbilly family living in the small backwoods community of Wildweed Run (pop. 49). Ozark Ike is an all-around athlete, playing baseball, football and basketball. Between seasons, he enters the boxing ring. The characters and the baseball park settings are apparently inspired by Ring Lardner's well-known baseball short story "Alibi Ike" (1915), filmed in 1935 as the comedy Alibi Ike, starring Joe E. Brown in the title role and Olivia de Havilland in her film debut.

Ozark Ike's girlfriend is Dinah Fatfield, whose family has been involved in a feud with the McBatt clan for several generations. As evident in the names, this background situation of the strip was inspired by the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

Gotto presented Ozark Ike to promotor Stephen Slesinger, who also managed Red Ryder, King of the Royal Mounted and the merchandising of Winnie-the-Pooh. Slesinger sold the cartoon to King Features Syndicate, and it debuted November 12, 1945. Gotto's assistant on the strip was Fred Rhoads. Gotto left in 1954, but the strip continued until 1959 under King Features cartoonists Bill Lignante and George Olesen. Lignante was better known as one of the leading courtroom artists for network television. Gotto eventually went on to design the New York Mets logo.

"Ozark Ike" was the nickname of major league baseball players Gus Zernial and Ralph Kiner
6  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Baseball Gets Improbable Win on: June 07, 2017, 09:13:23 pm
Kinda hard to think of improbable comebacks (and how they won it) against Iona without also thinking of this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/21/brian-kownacki-jumps-over_n_546772.html



J-Sal, that was awesome. Kownacki follows in the footsteps of "Ozark Ike" in the comics about 60 or so years ago!      Wink
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Softball / Re: Softball in the NCAA's on: June 06, 2017, 05:36:24 am
Understood. Thanks.

I fell asleep during the 14th inning; woke up at the top of the 17th and turned off the set; just checked the score and found out that the Sooners beat the Gators 7-5 in the 17th! Oy vay!
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Softball / Re: Softball in the NCAA's on: June 05, 2017, 10:54:29 pm
txram, I'm watching and the announcer just said that 13 innings is the longest game in WS history.

Question...When the first pitcher was replaced in the 12th, did I hear correctly, that she was replaced by the same pitcher, who started the game? Then, I thought I heard that the other starting pitcher could not come in and pitch again. I was unaware of different substitution rules, but it's late, I'm tired, and maybe I heard incorrectly. Would you clarify please.

What an incredible game!
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Athletic Department Topics / Re: New Assoc Director of Marketing on: June 05, 2017, 06:26:19 pm
Welcome "Home" Joel and "Welcome" to Fordham!

All the best in the media capital of the world!
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Softball / Re: Softball in the NCAA's on: June 05, 2017, 05:33:33 am
txram, thanks to you, I watched Washington beat UCLA the other night, and then my bride and I watched the two games to which you referred yesterday. Florida is scary good, (no great!) and the Ducks vs. the Sooners game was a nail-biter and outstanding. I've always
loved softball, and have played and coached it, but these gals are in a whole different galaxy. When that one player hit a 400+' home run, which traveled just to the right and beyond the grandstand in right field in the Washington vs UCLA game, I couldn't believe my eyes! It was amazing and very exciting!
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: RAMS FINISH HUGE AT COED DINGHY NATIONAL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP on: June 04, 2017, 06:17:40 am
Good question, txram...I should have added, that the boats are rotated among the teams usually after every two races. Our first purchase was for six 420s so when Fordham started hosting regattas, we could only host five other teams. The boats would be rotated in both A and B divisions and we would usually schedule a double round-robin over two days. We added one or two boats a year as we could afford them until 2010, when we had 12 boats but had to replace the original six. We approached Columbia, which was sailing out of City Island Y. C., about five blocks from our home port at Morris Yacht & Beach Club also on City Island, and had a fleet of FJs, which needed to be replaced. Fordham suggested a joint venture so the two schools could co-host major regattas. Columbia agreed and as a result, each school raised sufficient funds to buy 10 new 420s. Coincidentally, 2010 was the 60th Anniversary of the founding of our Sailing team and the 10th Anniversary of its rebirth. In September 2009, the Sailing Association, which consisted of Sailing Team alumni...the Afterguard...dating back to two of our founders from the Class of 1952 set a goal of $100,000 to purchase 10 420s and buy a second safety boat to augment the 15' Scout, which had served us well for a decade. A 60/10 Anniversary Dinner at the New York Yacht Club in May 2010 was scheduled and fundraising commenced. At the dinner, we announced that $153,000 had been raised. Not only had we raised sufficient funds to purchase a fleet of 10 new 420s, but we had enough to buy a pre-owned 18' Grady White with a new engine, and most importantly, enough to hire a professional coach for one year.

Starting in the fall of 2010, Fordham & Columbia had a combined fleet of 20 420s and the Jesuit Cup Regatta became the 18-team Jesuit Open Interconference Regatta with teams invited from all over the country, while the Greater New York Dinghy Regatta, which Fordham had been hosting as a 10-school event, became an 18-team, two-conference competition with teams coming from both the New England and Middle-Atlantic conferences.

Shortly thereafter, Fordham, Columbia, Kings Point & SUNY Maritime were encouraged to submit a bid to host the 2014 National Championships in Western Long Island Sound. Among the four schools, we could have easily hosted the event with 18 420s and 18 FJs available. Unfortunately, politics interfered at the ICSA level and it did not come to pass. But that's another story.   

12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: RAMS FINISH HUGE AT COED DINGHY NATIONAL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP on: June 03, 2017, 11:34:12 pm
Congratulations to the Fordham Sailing Team!  Joe, one thing I was wondering about. I noticed many of the sailing programs have the name of their school on their sails as Princeton and Brown does rather than their mascots.  Some spectators may not know what school the RAMS pertain to. Would it be possible to have Fordham on our sails rather than the RAMS, or both for that matter?  If only one is possible, would love to see Fordham on the sails.

Thanks, Ramer. Re: the school name on the sails, yes, it can be done but visibility will be effected by the length of the name. Some schools use initials, e.g., the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point simply has KP; SUNY Maritime has NYM, and Columbia has COL. If Columbia or Fordham had all the letters in the school name displayed across the mainsail, my guess is that the letters would be no more than half the size of e.g., RAMS or COL and would be difficult to see from a distance. Re: spectators being confused between schools with the same mascot, in College Sailing, the school hosting a regatta provides the boats for all competitors. Thus, if the regatta were at the sailing venue of the University of Rhode Island, everyone would know that RAMS on the sails referred to URI. Ditto, if the competition were  sailed off City Island, spectators would know that Fordham was the host school. I hope that this answers your question.   












13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / RAMS FINISH HUGE AT COED DINGHY NATIONAL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP on: June 02, 2017, 09:59:21 pm
RAMS FINISH HUGE AT COED DINGHY NATIONAL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP

Never in the history of Fordham Sailing from its founding as a Club sport in 1950; its elevation to Varsity status in 1955; its demotion to Club status in 1971 and subsequent dissolution as a Fordham sport in 1974; to its resurrection as a Club team in 2000, and its subsequent upward trajectory over the ensuing 17 years, has any Sailing team accomplished for Fordham what the current Coed dinghy team did these past four days.

Specifically, the only coed team to represent Fordham in athletic competition:

A) Finished its best ever performance, third place, at the America Trophy Regatta, the MAISA Spring Conference (54 teams) Championship.

B) Qualified for the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship competition for the fifth consecutive year. In 2013, Fordham qualified for ICSA Coed Dinghy Nationalís for the first time ever. With the Top 9 of 18 advancing to the Championship Round, our Rams placed 11th in their National Semifinalís fleet. A year later, in 2014, Fordham placed 10th in the National Semifinalís.

C) Qualified for the Final Round of the National Championship Regatta for the third consecutive year. In 2015, Fordham qualified for the Championship Round for the first time and placed 14th in the 18-team fleet. Last year, 2016, our Rams qualified for the Championship Round for the second time and finished 18th.

D) This year, Fordham qualified by finishing 6th in its Semifinal competition. In the Championship Round, not only did Fordham crack the Top 10 but the Rams finished 7th among all 216 teams, both Varsity and Club, in College Sailing. Among the 187 Club teams only, Fordham finished #1 in the country.

Congratulations to Will Holz & Charlotte LeClue, who sailed A Division; to Alec Tayler, Jamie Spence & Lauren Holderman, who raced B Division; to all our other team members, who pushed one another to improve throughout the year and be the best that they can be; to former Head Coach Reed Johnson, who recruited most of the seniors and many of the juniors; to current Head Coach Johnny Norfleet, who provided the on-the-water leadership needed to help our team members improve, and who made the wise decision to practice at the Nationalís venue over Spring Break; to Director of Sailing and former Team Captain Cristina Puglia í07, who has worked so hard behind the scenes to support the program by taking responsibility for many of the less glamorous but critical tasks needed to assure effective operating support for a program with historically clearly defined and ambitious goals; to Pat & Dennis Ruppel í68, who for the past five years have led the fundraising effort, which has enabled Fordham Sailing to engage the services of a professional coach, and lastly to the Afterguard and Sailing Association members, who have supported the team in so many financial and non-financial ways over the years.

All of them have earned the right to take a bow for the Sailing teamís awesome accomplishments at the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship these past four days.

Race-by Race Results

      1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17
A:   8     9   14   13     2   15     8   17    12      2    12      3      8     2      2      3      1
B:  11    1   10   14    11   13    7   11    16    14    13      7     11     9    11    12      9



FINAL STANDINGS  ( * = Club Team)

1.  Charleston                  230 points
2.  Yale                           249
3.  Dartmouth                  261
4.  Boston College            267
5.  Hobart/Wm. Smith       271
6.  Georgetown                 300
7.  FORDHAM                    311  *
8.  Navy                           314
9.  Coast Guard                 323

10.  Roger Williams            324
11.  South Florida              339
12.  George Washington     343
13.  Boston University        345  * 
14.  Tufts                          358
15.  Kings Point                 365
16.  Stanford                     375
17.  Brown                        394  *
18.  U C Santa Barbara       445  *

GO RAMS!                       
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND - FORDHAM QUALIFIED! on: June 02, 2017, 05:20:27 pm
Sailing continued until 5 PM and 34 races were completed.

I have to go out so here are the results of the Top 9.

1. Charleston
2.Yale
3. Dartmouth
4 Boston College
5 Hobart/Wm. Smith
6. Georgetown
7. FORDHAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8. Navy
9 Coast Guard

Right now, I'm speechless. I just spoke with Bud McEntee '72 and the two of us are on Cloud 9.

I'll write up a full report later. There is so much to report.
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND - FORDHAM QUALIFIED! on: June 02, 2017, 04:35:35 pm
Sorry guys & gals but I've been incommunicado since posting a few hours ago. For the past two+ hours, my bride and I have been on the LIE
driving back to Gotham and I haven't had a clue re: the progress of our team. When I turned on my computer and saw that Fordham is in 10th place and the highest finishing Club team in College Sailing, I let out a yell, which could be heard on both the Rose Hill & LC campuses.

Racing continues but here is what has transpired since I posted a few hours ago.

Currently, 28 races have been completed. Will & Charlotte are still sailing A and they are in eighth place. Their last four races were 12-3-8-2.
Alec & Jamie are 12th in B and their last four races were 13-7-11-9.

As I mentioned, Fordham is in 10th place overall with 273 points. We trail 9th place Tufts by nine points and are ahead of 11th place South Florida by two points.

Boston U., which had been two points ahead of us is now 14th. The other two Club teams, Brown and U C Santa Barbara are 17th & 18th respectively.

Vis-a-vis the other teams in our Middle Atlantic conference...

5. Georgetown
6. Hobart/Wm. Smith
8. Navy
10. FORDHAM
13. George Washington
16. Kings Point

A lot can still happen during the next two races but right now, Fordham is looking very good!     
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND - FORDHAM QUALIFIED! on: June 02, 2017, 12:01:05 pm
Noontime Friday...2 mph breeze in Charleston...fleet still waiting.
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND - FORDHAM QUALIFIED! on: June 01, 2017, 11:22:05 pm
At the end of the day, the Race Committee was able to schedule 20 races. Fordham is still in 14th place, two points behind BU, the only Club team ahead of the Rams, and 11 points ahead of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Will & Charlotte scored a 12 and a 2 in races 9A & 10A. In 9B & 10B, Alec teamed up with Lauren Holderman '18 and they scored a
16 and a 14.

Our percentage of Top 10 finishes has dropped to 40% but there are 16 more races scheduled tomorrow and as we know from the performance of the Rams at the Semifinal competition, they are mentally tough and will fight for every inch until the end.

Stay tuned. It should be an exciting day tomorrow!
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / UNIVERSITY ARTICLE ABOUT FORDHAM SAILING on: June 01, 2017, 10:55:06 pm
In the latest, on-line, Fordham News publication, under Athletics, a very good article appears about Fordham's
only coed sports team. Here is the link. I believe, that you will enjoy it.

http://news.fordham.edu/university-news/smooth-sailing-universitys-only-coed-team-ranks-in-top-20
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND - FORDHAM QUALIFIED! on: June 01, 2017, 06:08:50 pm
Fordham's Race-by-Race Results For 16 Races
Div.  1      2        3      4      5      6     7        8          Points
A   8   9   14   13    2   15   8   17      86
B     11   1   10   14   12   13   7   11           79

The 1st & 2nd are terrific but we'll have to improve our percentage of Top 10 finishes, which with seven of 16 now stands at 44%, if we
expect to top our best prior performance at national's...14th.

CURRENT STANDINGS (* = Club team)

1. Georgetown                   100 points
2. Boston College               112
3. Dartmouth                     120
4. Yale                               122
5. Charleston                     126
6. Hobart/Wm. Smith         137
7. Tufts                             147
8. Boston U.                      148  *
9. Navy                             150

10. Roger Williams             155
11. Stanford                      156
12. George Washington      159
13. South Florida               162
14. FORDHAM                   165  *
15. Coast Guard                167
16. Kings Point                  181
17. Brown                         199  *
18. U C Santa Barbara.       230  * 
 
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND - FORDHAM QUALIFIED! on: June 01, 2017, 03:37:42 pm
Sailing has commenced with Fordham going with the same pairs, Will Holz '17 & Charlotte Leclue '19 in A Division, and Alec Tayler '17 & Jamie Spence '18 in B Division, who got them to the "Dance."

After eight races, our Rams are in 12th place.

Following are the race-by-race results, which include a bullet in 2B.

DIV     1     2     3     4     
A        8     9    14   13
B       11    1    10   14   

CURRENT STANDINGS ( * = Club team)

1  Georgetown                     39 points
2  Dartmouth                       51
3  Boston College                 53
4  Yale                                57
5  Charleston                       62
6  Stanford                          72
7  Boston U.                        75  *
8  Hobart/Wm. Smith           75
9  Navy                               76

10 Tufts                              77
11 George Washington         79
12 FORDHAM                       80  *
13 South Florida                  80
14 Coast Guard                   85
15 Roger Williams                86
16 Brown                            95  *
17 Kings Point                    100
18 U C Santa Barbara         126  *
 
         
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND - FORDHAM QUALIFIED! on: June 01, 2017, 12:44:41 pm
Go Rams! Put our foes " in Irons"!

tuckertomm, that is truly funny!


As of 12:45 PM, the breeze in Charleston is from the west at 2 mph. The minimum needed to race is a steady 3 mph.
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND - FORDHAM QUALIFIED! on: May 31, 2017, 11:00:30 pm
Tomorrow & Friday, June 1 & 2, Fordham will be one of 18 teams, which made it through three qualifying rounds to sail in the 2017 Coed Dinghy National Championship competition. Among the 34 schools, which field varsity Sailing programs, 20 teams made it to the national semifinal's. Of those, 14 or 70% qualified for the Championship Round. Conversely, among the 190 schools, which field club Sailing programs, 16 teams made it to the national semifinal's. Of those, four or 25% qualified for the Championship Round. Fordham is one of those four. In fact, Fordham was the highest placing club team at the national semifinal's. Fordham finished in 5th place; Brown placed 6th; Boston University was 8th & U C Santa Barbara finished ninth in their respective semifinal competitions.

By conference, following are the teams, which will be competing for the National Coed Dinghy Championship tomorrow & Friday.

MAISA (Mid-Atlantic Conference - 6) Fordham, Navy, Georgetown, George Washington, Hobart/William Smith & Kings Point

NEISA (New England Conference - 8) Yale, Tufts, BC, Coast Guard, Brown, Roger Williams, Boston U. & Dartmouth

SAISA (South Atlantic Conference - 2) Charleston & South Florida

PCCSC (Pacific Coast College Sailing Conference - 2) Stanford & U C Santa Barbara

None of the three all-Club team conferences (Midwest, Southeast & Northwest) has any representation in the Championship Round.
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: ICSA COED DINGHY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - THE BIG ONE! on: May 31, 2017, 10:17:31 pm
Vinny, my bride and I are on the North Fork and shared an order of Baked Clams, a Lobster Roll and a couple of Planter's Punch to celebrate.

First, the official report has Hampton being disqualified in the next to last race, which effected the scores of several teams including Fordham.
We are 5th not tied for 5th.

Our specific race-by-race results follow.

DIV    1      2      3      4      5      6      7      8      9     10     11     12         TOTAL
A   14   12    4    8    10   7   1   2   2   9     11    4      84
B     4     9   10   11   7   1     12    10   1   1     10   15      91
        18   39   53   72    89    97   110  122   125   135   157   176          175 

Basketball is sometimes called "A game of streaks." So, too, Sailing can be at times. In addition to scoring only three races each
beyond the Top 10, which was a good sign of consistency for both our boats, each skipper-crew combo had a three-race streak, practically at the same time, starting halfway through the regatta. A Division put together a 1-2-2 series and B Division scored three "Bullets," albeit sandwiched about two double-digit finishes between races #6 and #10. These were incredibly timely streaks, which thrust us back into the
Top 9, where we stayed until the competition ended.

Will Holz '17 & Charlotte LeClue '19 in A Division and Alec Tayler '17 and Jamie Spence '18 in B Division sailed perhaps the best regatta of their college careers, and hopefully, after a good night sleep, they will emerge refreshed tomorrow morning and be equally as effective in the Championship Round Thursday & Friday.

Following are the final results of both the Eastern & Western Semifinal's. The Top 9 at each Semifinal qualified for the Championship Round.
2017 is the fifth year in a row, that the Fordham Coed Dinghy team qualified for National's, and the third year in a row, that Fordham qualified for the Championship Round.

In 2013 and 2014, our Rams finished 11th and 10th respectively in the Semifinals. In 2015, Fordham qualified for the Championship Round for the first time and placed 14th overall and 2nd among all club teams in the country. Last year, our Rams qualified again for the Championship but finished last (18th) while placing 4th among all club teams.

This year, anything better than 14th is a win as it will be a new Fordham record and continue the upward trajectory, which the team has experienced since it was resurrected over 17 years ago.

                   EASTERN SEMIFINAL                                                               WESTERN SEMIFINAL
PLACE     TEAM                                           POINTS                          TEAM                                                       POINTS
1            Charleston                                       130                             Navy (MA)                                                  115
2            George Washington (MA)                  147                              Yale                                                           135
3            Hobart/Wm. Smith (MA)                   154                              Tufts                                                          135
4            Kings Point (MA)                              174                              Boston College                                            137
5            FORDHAM (MA)                                175  *                          Coast Guard                                               141
6            Stanford                                          176                              Brown                                                        146  *
7            Roger Williams                                 180                              Georgetown (MA)                                        147
8            Boston University                             188  *                          South Florida                                              169
9            Dartmouth                                       190                              U C Santa Barbara                                      181  *

10          Rhode Island                                    196  *                         St. Mary's College (MA)                                201
11          Hampton (MA)                                  199                             Old Dominion (MA)                                      210
12          U/Hawaii                                          214                             Eckerd                                                        217
13          Texas A&M Galveston                        257  *                         U/Miami                                                      239  *
14          Jacksonville                                      266                             Northwestern                                              290  *
15          Wisconsin                                         334  *                         Santa Barbara City College                           300  *
16          U W Milwaukee                                 365  *                         Michigan                                                     302  *
17          U/British Columbia                            370  *                         Texas A&M                                                  349  *
18          Marquette                                        396  *                          U/Washington                                             350  *

* Denotes Club Team
(MA) denotes members of Fordham's Mid-Atlantic conference
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: ICSA COED DINGHY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - THE BIG ONE! on: May 31, 2017, 05:16:10 pm
Hallelujah!

Fordham finished 6th in the Eastern Semifinal and advances to the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship Round, which
commences tomorrow morning and continues until 36 races are completed or time expires on Friday.

Congrats to four tough-minded sailors and the entire team for a gritty performance in the very competitive Eastern Semifinal.

We're heading out to dinner so I'll post a wrap-up of the Semifinals and a preview of the Championship later this evening.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: ICSA COED DINGHY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - THE BIG ONE! on: May 31, 2017, 04:17:48 pm
B Division is on the water for their final set of two races. 5:00 PM is the cut-off time.

We should advance to the Championship Round but anything can happen.

Go Rams!
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: ICSA COED DINGHY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - THE BIG ONE! on: May 31, 2017, 04:05:36 pm
With a 12 and 4 in races 11A & 12A, Fordham dropped back to fifth place. The updated standings are:

1  Charleston                          118
2  George Washington              143
3  Kings Point                          151
4  Hobart/Wm. Smith               151
5  FORDHAM                           153. *
6  Stanford                             153
7  Roger Williams                    167
8  Hampton                            175
9  Dartmouth                          176

10 Boston U.                           176 *
11 Rhode Island                      178
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: ICSA COED DINGHY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - THE BIG ONE! on: May 31, 2017, 03:30:19 pm
About the time I posted the preceding update, former Sailing Team Assistant Coach & Fordham Hall of Fame Sailor Bud McEntee '71, wrote,
"The scores are flipping around like a pinball game after each race. We are still in the top 9, but with 25 points from 2nd to 11th, it's a wide open slate."

Like most others among the Top 11, Fordham has been a pinball but with the exception of a 12 - 11 in B Division and a 10 in A Division, our Rams have been unbelievable. Check out the following:

DIV             R      A      C      E      S
          1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10
A       14   12    4     8    10    7     1      2     2    10
B        4     9   10   11     7     1   12     11    1      1

After 20 races, Fordham is now in a three-way tie for third place and in fourth with the tie-breaker.

Here are the current standings for the Top 11. (* = Club team)

1. Charleston                         116
2. George Washington            126
3. Kings Point                        137
4. FORDHAM                         137  *
5. Hobart/Wm. Smith             137
6. Stanford                            146
7. Dartmouth                         152
8. Roger Williams                   153                   
9. Hampton                           158

10. Boston U.                        158  *
11. Rhode Island                   162

STAY TUNED!

28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: ICSA COED DINGHY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - THE BIG ONE! on: May 31, 2017, 01:36:38 pm
Uh oh! Another setback...let's hope it's temporary.

DIV.     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8   
 A      14   12     4     8    10     7     1     2
 B        4    9    10   11      7     1   12    11

The current is wicked at this venue and B Division had a rough time handing it in their seventh & eighth races.

We're now in eighth place with 123 points and the battle for the final championship round qualifying berth looks like it will be among:

8.    Fordham         123 points    *
9.    Stanford         124

10.   Hampton.       129
11.   Rhode Island  131              *
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: ICSA COED DINGHY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - THE BIG ONE! on: May 31, 2017, 12:26:33 pm
STOP THE PRESSES!!!

In Race 8A, Will & Charlotte just placed 2nd! We're now in a three-way tie with George Washington & Stanford for 6th place and Fordham has the tie-breaker! Fourteen races have been completed.

I'm not sure if the time limit is 3:00 or 4:00 PM but there is a lot of racing ahead of us.

Focus! Focus! Focus! Guys & gals!
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: ICSA COED DINGHY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - THE BIG ONE! on: May 31, 2017, 12:15:51 pm
Man! Oh man! Oh man! Our Rams finished 7-7-1-1 in their last four races to move into 10th place, three points out of ninth!

13 races have been completed.

DIV.     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     
 A      14   12    4     8    10     7     1
 B        4    9   10   11      7     1

CURRENT STANDINGS ( * = Club Team)

1. Charleston.             80 points           4th to 1st
2  Dartmouth              81                     1st - 2nd
3  Boston U.                82                     5th - 3rd.  *
4  Hobart/Wm. Smith.  83                     6th - 4th
5  George Washington  87                     3rd - 5th
6  Roger Williams.        89                     2nd - 6th
7  Stanford                  93                     Unchanged
8  Kings Point              94                     Unchanged
9  Hampton                 95                     10th - 9th

10  FORDHAM              98                     11th - 10th. *
11  Rhode Island.       105                       9th - 11th  *

This is an unbelievably close competition. One mistake can cost several points and places in the standings. And back-to-back bullets at this
stage in the regatta are not luck. Our guys and gals are handling the pressure. I'm not sure if I can handle it, but

GO RAMS!

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