On a beautiful sunny weekend in Seattle, the 20 best high school sailing teams in the nation, chosen through district and regional qualifiers, competed in the Interscholastic Sailing Assn. High School Fleet Racing Championship — the Mallory trophy.
Newport Harbor High sent a team of nine sailors: Franchie Cappellini, Jackie Cappellini, Keenan Chung, Ryan Davidson, Erik Higbie, Daniel Segerblom, Greer Wattson and Chase Wells. They placed fifth in the nation. Three of the top four came from the competitive Pacific Coast Region.
Sailors from across the nation were pleasantly surprised with the wonderful sunny weather and blustering breezes they were given while sailing on Lake Union, with temperatures in the 70's and winds from 8 to 12 knots. They were able to sail 20 races in each the A and the B division over the two days.