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Blouin Qualifies for Nationals

The HWS sailing team competed in four regattas over the weekend. Senior Sam Blouin took third in the Carl Van Duyne, earning a spot in the ICSA Men’s Singlehanded Championships. HWS finished second out of 18 teams in the HWS Fall Intersectional and placed seventh in the Moody Trophy. William Smith sailors claimed 10th in the Navy Women’s Intersectional.

At the Carl Van Duyne Singlehanded Conference Championship in King’s Point, N.Y., Blouin finished just two points shy of second place. He posted four top five finishes including two victories in five races. Blouin qualified for the ICSA Men’s Singlehanded Championships which will be held in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 4-6. Junior Tim Zacher and sophomore John Darby also competed in the regatta and earned 14th and 18th place finishes, respectively.

At home in Geneva, HWS hosted the HWS Fall Intersectional. In the A Division, junior John Norfleet and senior Chris Klevan finished second, sailing to top five finishes in six out of eight races. Senior Austen Anderson and sophomore Jane Rew took third, also finishing in the top five in six out of their eight races.

In Kingston, R.I., competing for the Moody Trophy, senior Patrick Kana and junior Bridget Nannig claimed sixth in the A Division. The pair sailed to top five finishes in four out of nine races and earned one victory. In the B Division, sophomore Louis Padnos and junior Catherine Pelo also took sixth place, and logged one first place finish.

At the Navy Women’s Intersectional in Annapolis, Md., sophomore Arielle deLisser sailed to a first place finish in the C Division. She placed in the top five in four out of six races, registering three wins. In the A Division, sophomore Adele Huffine and first-year Marnie Merrill came in 16th place.  First-year Liana Folger and sophomore Morgan Gould teamed up for a seventh place finish in the B Division.

The Faye Bennet Trophy was rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 10. deLisser, the defending champion, and Folger were slated to compete in the regatta, however, poor sailing conditions caused the conference championship to be canceled for a second time. The MAISA executive committee will now review sailors’ resumes and choose four to compete in the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded Championships in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 4-6.

HWS sailors will be back on the water Oct. 15-16, at four different regattas. Sailors will compete at the Navy Fall Regatta in Annapolis, Md., and at the Captain Hurst Bowl in Hanover, N.H. HWS will also sail at the North Fall No. 2 in Throggs Neck, N.Y., and William Smith sailors will take part in the Yale Women’s Intersectional in New Haven, Conn.