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Sailing a campaign for the Olympics is the culmination of a lifetime of sailing.  In a sport that is not inexpensive (to say the least), spending more than half of my live sailing competitively has been an awesome experience and has taught me still unknown number of life lessons. I have competed in many countries around the…

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In my quest for the Team USA slot for the 2016 Games in Rio, I am sailing a lot!  Over the next four years I am pretty much sailing full time, training in Florida, Texas, California, Ohio and spending 2-3 weeks before each event practicing in locations like Spain, France, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Canada and…

F18 Worlds Day 5

Saturday was the final day of the F18 World Championships in Los Angles. It was extremely light, and we only got off one race, but it was a race to remember. I knew that with the light wind, we had to just go for a good start and good boat speed to be able to…

F18 Worlds Day 4

Today was not the best day of the event, with finishes in the 20’s all day. All of the races were just about the same, having all the same problems in every race. We had boat speed issues upwind, and made bad tactical calls in the first race. The starts were very good, being on…

F18 Worlds Day 3

Today was the third day of racing in Los Angles. It was a long and hard day of sailing for both skipper and crew. In the first race, we didn’t have a very strong start after getting pinched off and rolled by a boat from the Netherlands. We tacked away, and then all of the…

F18 Worlds Day 2

Today was the final qualifying day for the Gold and Silver fleets. The fog had rolled in earlier than yesterday, and burned off in time for the sea breeze to build to higher amounts that in past days of sailing here. For all of the races today I skippered due to higher winds. In the…

F18 Worlds Day 1

Today marked the official start of the F18 World Championships in Long Beach California. When everyone launched this morning, it was cold, foggy and kind of ere. As all 113 boats sailed out to the race course, the wind was coming from south east, or about 90 degrees to the left of where it should…