The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team won the MAISA Team Race Challenge contested in Kings Point, New York, this weekend. Heron sailors also competed at the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy in Providence, Rhode Island.
With its victory in the MAISA Team Race, HWS earned a spot in the Prosser Trophy next weekend, April 11-12, in Kings Point, New York. The top two teams in the MAISA Team Race advance to the Prosser Trophy. The Colleges posted a 6-1 overall record collecting wins over Merchant Marine, Pennsylvania, Hampton, George Washington, Cornell, and Christopher Newport. Sophomore Eddie Cox, first-year Greiner Hobbs, and senior Elliott Morrill served as skippers while first-years Haley Okun, Parker Trepton, Shannon Lawler, Sarah Warren, and Noah Barrengos, and sophomore Adam Schaefer made up the crew.
In Providence, the Herons finished 16th in the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy. Senior Liana Folger and first-year Elizabeth McCabe finished 11th in the A Division. The pair posted one top five finish, a fourth place in their first race of the weekend. In the B division, sophomores Christine Moloney and Erin Condon finished 18th.
High winds played a major factor at both regattas this weekend. At the MAISA Team Race, strong winds and an adverse current led to Saturday’s races being cancelled. In Providence, at the Dellenbaugh Trophy, one set of races were completed on Saturday before high winds forced the cancellation of the remainder of the day’s racing.
HWS will be back on the water this weekend, April 11-12, when it competes in the Prosser Trophy in Kings Point, New York.