Killian wins Lido 14 nationals

Christophe Killian, a senior-to-be at Corona del Mar High, won the Lido 14 National Class Championships gold fleet title in Marina del Rey on Thursday.

Killian, sailing for Balboa Yacht Club, won two of his five races and placed second in the final race to finish with 14 points. He edged Stephen Klotz of Richmond Yacht Club by two points.

Steve Schupak of Newport Harbor Yacht Club placed eighth (35 points), while Balboa Yacht Club’s Porter Killian was 12th (52).

Killian helped CdM finished eighth out of 20 sailing teams in the High School Dinghy National Championships in Chicago in May.

He also nearly qualified for the Governor’s Cup, just missing out on the spot after falling to Ryan Davidson in a best-of-three petit final at the Rose Cup. The winner represented BYC in the Governor’s Cup.

— From staff reports