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HWS Won the Sailing Team Nationals

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team captured the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/Layline North American Team Race Championship at the Austin Yacht Club. The Colleges captured their first sailing championship with a 13-4 showing in three days of racing.

“Everybody's real excited about it,” Hobart and William Smith Sailing Coach Scott Ikle said. “The win is the culmination of a lot of hard work over the years, and the title belongs to the entire program, including past members of the team.”

HWS entered the final day of racing in first place with a 9-3 record. The Colleges fended off challenges from final four foes Harvard, Southern California, and Yale today, posting a 4-1 record to secure the crown. The Bulldogs, Trojans, and Crimson each completed the regatta with identical 10-7 records.

Seniors John Storck (St. Anthony's/Huntington, N.Y.) and Lee Sackett (Gilmour Academy/Mentor, Ohio), and sophomore Trevor Moore (Woodstock Union/Pomfret, Vt.), who skippered with juniors Molly Lawson (Noble & Greenough School/Duxbury, Mass.) and Augusta Nadler (Tabor Academy/Marion, Mass.), and sophmore Amanda Markee (Torrey Pines/Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) guided HWS to the title, its first in four tries in the ICSA Team Race Championship and the first overall in 23 ICSA Championship appearances.

Last week, HWS finished 13th out of 18 teams in the ICSA Women's Championship. The Colleges will seek their second crown beginning tomorrow in the three day ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy Championships.

The final results from the competition are:
Final Results
Place Team Wins Losses
1 Hobart/ WmSmith 13 4
2 Yale 10 7
3 USC 10 7
4 Harvard 10 7
5 Georgetown 6 8
6 Dartmouth 6 8
7 St. Mary's 4 10
8 Hawaii 3 11
9 Charleston 5 0
10 Eckerd 4 1
11 Washington 3 2
12 Texas A&M Galveson 2 3
13 Michigan 1 4
14 Northwestern 0 5

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