Editor's note: The writer is a parent of sailing team members.
Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools placed third and fourth, respectively, out of 22 high school teams that raced in Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Assn.'s Gold Pacific Coast Championships held from April 9 to 10 off the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier in Long Beach.
They will represent the Pacific Coast Region in the 2011 Mallory Championship in Austin, Texas, from May 7 to 8.
Three teams from the San Diego area will also represent the Pacific Coast Region there: Coronado High School, which placed first, Point Loma High School, which placed second, and Cathedral Catholic High School, which placed fifth.
The team from Newport Harbor High School consisted of Kieran Chung, Erin Kincaid, Ryan Davidson, Francesca Cappellini, Daniel Segerblom, Cooper Scott, Greer Wattson and Shelly Grice. Davidson, the skipper, placed 2nd overall in the B division with help from his crew of Cappellini, Segerblom and Scott.