The Hobart and William Smith sailing team claimed second place out of eight teams at the Aaron Szambecki Team Race in Norfolk, Va., over the weekend. HWS sailors also finished third out of 10 teams at the Admiral Moore Team Race in Throggs Neck, N.Y.
Senior Austen Anderson, senior Sam Blouin, and junior John Norfleet were the skippers for HWS at the Aaron Szambecki Team Race. Junior Bridget Nannig, junior Catherine Pelo and senior Chris Klevan made up the crew. HWS registered four wins and three losses in Round 1 to find themselves in third place. They picked up wins over Georgetown, Stanford, Old Dominion and Navy. In Round 2, HWS went 6-1, logging victories against Georgetown, Roger Williams, Stanford, St. Mary’s, Old Dominion, and Navy. The only HWS loss came at the hands of the first place finishers, the College of Charleston. HWS finished with a record of 10-4 overall to claim second out of eight teams.
In Throggs Neck, N.Y., sophomore Louis Padnos, senior Patrick Kana, first-year Elliott Morrill, sophomore Morgan Gould, sophomore Julia Oak, and junior Kathryn Moloney posted a 6-3 record in the first round of the Admiral Moore Team Race. HWS topped Eckerd, Georgetown, Navy, St. Mary’s, the University of Rhode Island and Wisconsin. In Round 2, HWS registered five wins and four losses. HWS sailors defeated Dartmouth, Eckerd, Georgetown, Roger Williams and Wisconsin. With an 11-7 record, HWS was fourth, clinching a spot in the Final Four round. Navy, New York Maritime and Georgetown also advanced. HWS posted wins over Navy and Georgetown for a 13-8 overall record, finishing third. New York Maritime won with a 16-5 record and Navy came in second with a 14-7 overall mark.
HWS will be back on the water on March 31- April 1 at the Southern New England Team Race in New London, Conn. William Smith sailors will also compete at the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy in Providence, R.I.