My Week at Oakcliff Sailing Center

My week at Oakcliff Sailing Center Last week I travelled from Corpus Christi, Texas to Oyster Bay, New York as I continued my summer training in pursuit of the 2016 Rio Games.  Departing Corpus, I was glad that I had some alone time to think about the events leading up to Youth Champs and to…

Fall Sailing, School and the Life of a Teen Sailor

Sometimes when people first hear my story they comment on what a great life I live, sailing every day and training for the Olympics at 16 years old.  And you know what? They are right, my life is great.  I am doing what I love to do and have opportunities that most people in this…

Olympic Goals Budgets and Reality

Olympic Goals, Budgets and Reality Setting my sights on the Olympic Games and winning a Gold Medal in Rio for the USA is an ambitious and aggressive goal, but it is one that I am committed to achieving. This includes a lot of hard work, constant training and growth beyond even my imagination at this…

My Visit To Harken

My Trip To Harken, Inc. While this summer has been filled with a lot of travel from venue to venue as I continue my pursuit of the Rio Games in 2016, there has been some time to “stop and smell the roses” along my 10,000 mile journey through the USA. On my way from Racine,…

The Sailor David Hein

Painful Lessons Learned This Summer

If it takes pain to grow…then I have grown a ton this summer as I have had many painful lessons learned this summer! When I decided to sail in the 2013 US Sailing Youth Champs this summer, I knew that it would take a lot of focus, dedication and work to become the youth champion.…

Stress, Teenage Years and Life

Everybody knows that this blog is specifically for getting the work of my campaign in front of the world. This includes my victories, my failures, my struggles and my joy as I work my butt off trying to win that single coveted spot on the US Olympic Sailing Team for Rio in 2016. I love…