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Sailing:

Newport leads after high finish

Sailors earn second place to start out the year and remain in first in PCISA, as they prepare for Stanford.

January 12, 2010

Newport Harbor High’s sailing team won’t be moving from atop the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Assn. standings any time soon. That’s because the Sailors earned second place in the 25th annual Rose Bowl Regatta at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club Jan. 3.

Newport Harbor was one of 41 high schools from all over California competing in the two-day regatta, with 54 teams sailing in the Gold and Silver Division.

Newport Harbor’s varsity team, consisting of skipper Chris Segerblom with crew Nicole Grice, as well as skipper Randall Hause with crew Francesca Cappellini finished second among 27 teams in the Gold Division. Point Loma of San Diego came in first by one point.

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Newport Harbor also had two other teams competing in the Gold Division. Newport’s JV 1 team, consisting of skipper Ryan Davidson with crew Jackie Cappellini, and skipper Cooper Scott with crew Devon Wortman finished eighth. And Newport’s JV 2 team, consisting of skipper Colin Kincaid with crew Shelley Grice, and skipper Andrew Mather with crew Bianca Barnes finished 10th .

Newport Harbor remains in first in the PCISA, which has approximately 60 schools, including rivals Point Loma and Corona del Mar.

The Sailors’ next regatta is the Cardinal Regatta in Stanford at the end of February.

— From staff reports


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