Three members of the Hobart College sailing team were honored at the 2015 Block H Dinner on April 27. First-year Greiner Hobbs was presented with the Most Valuable Sailor Award and the Rookie Award for Sailing.
Sophomore Adam Schaefer received the Class of 1994 Award for his commitment to the team and first-year Will Fortenbaugh took home the Storck Family Sailing Award as the most improved sailor.
Hobbs competed in 15 regattas this year. He made his collegiate debut at the Cornell Fall Open, leading the Colleges to a victory. Hobbs captured first place in the A Division, 11 points ahead of second place Fordham. He helped HWS capture the inaugural David Lee Arnoff Regatta. Hobbs and fellow first-year Kelly Monahan won the B Division to help HWS win the Atlantic Coast Tournament to close out the fall season. He also guided the Colleges to wins in the GWU Team Race and the MAISA Team Race Challenge this spring.
Schaefer competed in six regattas for the Colleges this season. He competed as crew in the A Division of Gill Coed National Semifinals, finishing ninth. He helped HWS finish fifth at the NEISA-MAISA Team Race Invitational, serving as a crew member. Schaefer was also a member of the crew, helping the Colleges finish sixth at the Prosser Trophy.
In his rookie season, Fortenbaugh sailed in two regattas. In his first collegiate race, the MAISA Laser Qualifier, he finished in 17th. This spring he served as a skipper for the Colleges in the George Washington Team Race. HWS posted an 8-7 record, finishing fourth overall.
The Hobart and William Smith sailing teams qualified for two of the ICSA spring national championship regattas this season. The Colleges advanced to the coed dinghy postseason for the 15th time since 1996. HWS won the Atlantic Coast Tournament, on Seneca Lake, to close out its fall racing season.