The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team placed second out of 16 teams at Kings Point in the Laser North No. 1, and won its own HWS Radial BYO Regatta, in its first weekend of competition this season.
Senior Rob Crane raced at Kings Point, where he took second place with 66 points, posting 11 top-five finishes in the 14 races. Crane’s performance qualified him for the Carl Van Duyne/MAISA Singlehanded Championships, which will be held at Kings Point Oct. 11-12.
Also sailing in the Laser North No. 1 was junior John Moulthrop, junior Ned Turney, and sophomore David Thompson. They placed sixth, 10th, and 13th, respectively.
On Seneca Lake, sophomore Caroline Patten won the HWS Radial BYO, notching 14 points by winning four of the eight races. Following her was junior Meghan Jordan, who took second place (17 points), sophomore Lauren Lark in third (29), sophomore Holly Huffine with fourth (32), and sophomore Kelly Crane in fifth (43).
Hobart and William Smith was also in action at Cornell’s Fall Open Regatta and at Yale in the Anderson Trophy. The team finished fourth at Cornell, as senior John Sampson and sophomore Hannah Little placed second in the A division to lead HWS. At the Anderson Trophy, the sailors placed 17th out of 20.