The Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ sailing team competed in three regattas over the spring break. Heron sailors took 15th place in the St. Mary’s Women’s Race and HWS claimed 11th place at the Graham Hall Team Race on March 15-16. HWS also tied for first place at the Admiral More Team Race March 22-23.
At the St. Mary’s Women’s Race in St. Mary’s Md., senior Arielle deLisser, first-year Kristina Weston and juniors Liana Folger and Marnie Merrill finished in 17th place. Senior Brooke Lyon, Merrill and Weston teamed up for a 10th place finish in the B Division.
At the Graham Hall Team Race in Annapolis, Md., HWS posted a 5-10 record. The Colleges and Old Dominion each logged a 5-10 record, but HWS was edged after the tie breaks. Sophomores Eddie Cox and William Godfrey as well as seniors Alex Nugent and Elliott Morrill competed as skippers, while first-year Diana Weston and seniors Jane Rew, Julia Oak and Mike Deady made up the crew.
Over the weekend at the Admiral Moore Team Race in Throggs Neck, N.Y., HWS logged a 14-7 record, tying with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Cox, Morrill and Godfrey were the skippers, and Rew, Oak, senior John Darby, first-year Adam Schaefer and Nugent competed as the crew. HWS earned wins over Dartmouth, N.Y. Maritime, Tufts and Pennsylvania in Round 1. In Round 2 the Colleges went 7-2 with wins over Dartmouth, Fordham, Georgetown, Tufts, Pennsylvania, South Florida and Vermont. In the Final 4, the Colleges were a perfect 3-0 with victories over Coast Guard, Fordham and N.Y. Maritime. It came down to the tie break of number of races won when the tied teams met, and Coast Guard edged HWS with a 2-1 mark.
HWS will be back on the water, March 29-30, when they host the HWS Regatta on Seneca Lake and compete in the Dellenbaugh Trophy in Providence, R.I.