The Old Dominion Co-Ed sailing comes into this season ranked 9, in a preseason poll conducted by SailingWorld.com. This ranking comes after the Monarchs finished 9 in the Dinghy National Championships. Longtime head coach, Mitch Brinkley and his team are looking carry that momentum into the upcoming year.“Those championships were great opportunities for our younger guys to get some experience in that kind of atmosphere,” Brindley said.Brindley is very happy with the direction in which his team is heading.“Despite our youth we really performed well at the end of last season and I think we surprised a lot of people,”This year’s team is a little more experienced than the previous with many key starters returning. Sophomores Estaben Forerr and Joe David will play key roles in the team’s success after excelling in their first year. Also returning on the Men’s side is Junior Brady Stagg who missed all of last season with an injuryFor the women’s side there is a little more veteran leadership available. Sailors will look to key starters, Julia Wisiner and Corrinna Radtke as they look to add to their already very successful careers here at Old Dominion.