David Hein Sailing Optimist Class

Midwest champs day 2

The event ended today with a 1 4 1 7. It wasn’t the day I was hoping for, but I made mistakes at the start and went overboard on trying to get clean air. I ended up 3rd over all and 2nd in red. My results were not what I was hoping for, but that…

Midwest champs day 1

The first day of Midwest champs is over, and lessons have been learned. The day brought forth challenging situations, from drastic wind changes to shifts. I learned lessons from a horrible day, like about the mental side of the competition. Also, I remembered how to sail in those shifty and variable conditions. I am in…

Training in Cleveland

I have been spending the last two weeks sailing and coaching the best sailors on Lake Erie, and sailing on North Sails while doing so. I started out by sailing on the 29er, and eventually sailing in optis when the Noreaster come through and made it imposable to sail a skiff. We sailed for 3…

Finnish Nationals Wrap Up

After another day of sailing, Finnish nationals came to an end after a disappointing day. I made mistakes all through the day that could have been easily avoided with thought and hard work. I ended up 18th overall, and will now have a short break after getting into the US yesterday. I will be starting…