Porter Killians Wins Harry Wood
This last week I sailed in the Harry Wood regatta at the Balboa Yacht Club. This was the first time I had been in the boat in 2 years, which was a nice change of pace from the other boats that I had been sailing. Sailing with me I had an extraordinary crew, Victoria Thompson, which was very different than who I was used to sailing in the lido 14 with.
The person I sailed with in the past was my father, but as I got older and bigger my dad and me were too big to competitively sail with each other. Once we weighed a combined weight of 390 pounds we decided it was a time for a new boat so we got a Harbor 20, which we sailed together for 2 years. When I found out that the nationals were going to be in Newport Beach this year I decided, I just had to do it. The Harry Wood was an excellent regatta to practice for the nationals in. The caliber of sailors in the fleet was extraordinary and it took my all to win. The first race didn’t start off too well with a 11th, but after that I found my grove and won all of the subsequent races.
Editors comments: This wasn't the Porter Killian I knew from several years ago. We all watched the "new" Porter dominate a seasoned fleet of Lido sailors. Talking to Porter's Dad, he said that Porter has been sailing 3-4 times a week and sailing in match racing events. Watch for Porter in the Nationals results this year.