Canadian Nationals Day 3

Day three was a dramatic day of sailing in Kingston. The issues we were having in the past few days with boat speed were gone due to a few changes on the rig to get it going as fast as possible. The first race was our best with a not so good start forcing us…

A New Way To Support My Campaign!

I have just installed a new system that will enable individuals (and companies) to donate any amount of money to my campaign.  It is setup so that you can donate as little as one dollar and you can choose to make your contribution a scheduled gift (daily, weekly monthly or annually) to the campaign. The…

Canadian Nationals Day 2

Today was not a better day than yesterday, but we learned a lot and have started making moves up to the top of the fleet. We did our best to fix the starting problem from yesterday. I was talking to Blair through every point of the start to try and get him up into the…

Canadian Nationals Day 1

Today was the first day of Canadian nationals in Kingston. It was extremely light all day with winds hitting only around 5 knots. Blair and I got off the dock a little late and had little time to test upwind with other boats before the start. The two of us had confidence that we had…

Featured in USODA Sailing Newsletter

Over the past year communication from the Nation’s Optimist class has gone extreme!  With their new Editor for OptiNews and all class communications, Betsy Altman the level of information and value of content has skyrocketed and is now (in my opinion) one of the best sailing information sources available. In the issue of their email…

David will win in Rio 2016!

A Reality of the Fall Season

  Managing a campaign for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, so much of my time and energy goes into my daily workouts in the gym, practice on the water and yoga for mental strength but this time of year reality always smacks me in the face. Being only 15, and a Sophomore in highschool…

Heading back to Kingston and CORK!

I have been sailing since I was 8 years old and started sailing competitively when I was 9.  Over those many years of my life, I have sailed in a variety of venues. Each presented a new and exciting challenge, from the frustrations of dealing with above-the-surface shifts on Lake Beulah in Wisconsin, to the thrill…