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Sailing team wins 2 regattas to open 2009-10 season

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team won two of the three regattas it competed in over the weekend. The team finished first out of 18 in the Laser North No. 1 at Merchant Marine, and first out of 16 at the Cornell Fall Open. HWS also registered a third-place finish out of 10 at the Pine Trophy hosted by Coast Guard.

At Kings Point, senior John Moulthrop won the singlehanded regatta with a low score of 56. He finished in the top-4 in 14 of the 18 races, including seven wins. Right behind him in second place was sophomore Sam Blouin, who also recorded 56 points. Blouin finished in the top-5 in 15 races, notching four wins. First-year Tim Zacher finished in fourth place with a score of 79, while senior Ned Turney came in sixth (94). Moulthrop, Blouin, and Zacher all qualified for the Carl Van Duyne Trophy, the MAISA Singlehanded Championship, Oct. 10-11.

Senior John Sampson, first-year Rebecca Liggins, sophomore Austen Anderson and first-year Bridget Nannig led HWS at Cornell. Sampson and Liggins teamed up to take second place in the A division with 25 points. They won six of the 12 races, and never finished out of the top five. In the B division, Anderson and Nannig won with a regatta-low score of 20. They also won six races, and never finished worse than third.

Statesmen juniors Sam Padnos and John Babbitt, and sophomores Alex Butti and Patrick Kana scored a 43 at the Pine Trophy, nine points off winner Coast Guard.

The HWS sailing team will be back in action Sept. 19-20, when it competes in the Nevins Trophy, the N.Y. Maritime Open and the Mrs. Hurst Bowl.