The Hobart and William Smith sailing team finished second of 15 teams at the North Fall No. 2, and placed third out of 22 teams at the Captain Hurst Bowl. HWS also sailed to a 10th place finish at the Navy Fall Regatta over the weekend.
In Ithaca, N.Y., at the North Fall No. 2, HWS finished just four points shy of first place Cornell. First-years Brendan O’Leary and Megan Barden as well as senior Johnny Davenport won the A Division. They were 34 points ahead of second place Cornell. HWS finished 14 of their 15 races in the top three, including six victories. In the B Division, sophomore Alex Nugent and sophomore Marnie Merrill took second, posting 10 finishes in the top four, including one win.
In Hanover, N.H., at the Captain Hurst Bowl, HWS sailors were just one point shy of second place Roger Williams University and four points behind first place Boston College. Juniors Louis Padnos and Jane Rew won the A Division. The pair finished 16 points ahead of the second and third place teams. HWS placed in the top five in five out of their six races, logging one win. In the B Division, sophomore Elliott Morrill and junior Adele Huffine claimed fifth place, finishing just two points behind fourth place Old Dominion. The HWS duo registered three top 10 finishes, including one victory.
In Annapolis, Md., at the Navy Fall Regatta, HWS was 10th of 18 teams. In the A Division, seniors John Norfleet and Bridget Nannig claimed eight. The pair posted four top four finishes, coming in second place twice. In the B Division, first-year Stewart Draheim and senior Catherine Pelo placed ninth. HWS and the University of South Florida each finished with 116 points, but USF edged HWS in the head-to-head tie breaker to take eighth. Draheim and Pelo finished in the top three five times, notching one win.
In the C Division, first-year Wheeler Morris came in 15th place. Morris and a sailor from Merchant Marine Academy each finished with 194 points, but Morris came out on top in the head-to-head tiebreaker. Senior Tim Zacher sailed to a seventh place finish in the D Division. He placed in the top four seven times, including three wins.
HWS will be back on the water Oct. 20-21, competing in three regattas. Sailors will take part in the MAISA Match Race Championship and the Kings Point Open in Kings Point, N.Y. HWS will also be hosting the MAISA Fall Open on Seneca Lake.