Washington College Head Sailing Coach Wins Silver at CORK OCR

KINGSTON, Ont. -- Washington College head sailing coach Conner Blouin '10 won a silver medal in the Laser Radial Open at the CORK Olympic Classes Regatta (OCR) held August 15th-20th in Kingston, Ont., Canada. 

The CORK OCR is one of North America's premier sailing regattas. In the Laser Radial Open, Blouin competed against 57 other sailors. In 15 Laser Radial Open races, Blouin he finished in the top five nine times, winning the fourth and seventh races.

Blouin, who is beginning his second year as his alma mater's head sailing coach, has remained a world-class competitive sailor following the conclusion of his All-American collegiate sailing career.

Blouin's outstanding finish at the CORK OCR capped off a busy summer for the Washington College sailing coaching staff. In addition to racing, Blouin also spent time this summer coaching Laser sailors in Annapolis, while assistant coach Max Kurland '11 spent the summer skippering his family's log canoe, recently finishing third at the prestigious Miles River Log Canoe Regatta. Assistant coach Tom Pierson, meanwhile, was asked to join the Chester River Association's Board of Directors, a role he will take on beginning September 4th.