PLHS sailors again exhibit dominance
by Scott Hopkins
Published - 01/03/13 - 04:54 PM | 5341 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Despite graduating a group of top skippers and crew in June, Point Loma High School’s nationally acclaimed sailing team recently sent the message they are as strong as ever.

The Pointers, entering three boats, sparkled at the annual Anteater Regatta in Newport Beach on Dec. 8 and 9.

The varsity boat captured the championship, defeating its own junior varsity boat, which took second place ahead of all other schools’ varsities.

A second junior varsity craft took eighth place overall, rounding out a dominant Pointer display of sailing skills.

The varsity boat was manned by juniors Scott Sinks and Will La Dow, with sophomores Rebecca McElvain and Jennifer Johnson.

The top junior varsity boat carried seniors A.J. Reiter and Greer Wattson, with junior Maddy Brownsea and sophomore Mercedes McPhee.

Aboard the second junior varsity boat were juniors Trevor Hecht and Emilie McMahon, with sophomore Johannes McElvain and freshman Megan Landsdale.

The Anteater Regatta victory places the Pointers atop the standings for this year’s Roy E. Disney Trophy, awarded to the school with the most points in all Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association events throughout the year.

Next up for the Pointers is the 2013 Rose Bowl Regatta, the largest combined high school and college event in the country, with 60 high school and 30 college berths available. Schools from the entire West Coast and Hawaii are expected to attend.

The event is set for Jan. 5-6 and will be hosted by the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach and the University of Southern California Sailing Team.
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