Flying Into 2014 With Strong Expectations

2014 is no longer a number or the future, 2014 is only one day away and there is so much opportunity and so much to accomplish.  2014 is going to be the year of proof! Looking into my campaign and what I expect to achieve in 2014 I am filled with excitement as I look…

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New Year With A Renewed Focus and Motivation to Win

As we look towards the new year, I am heading into 2014 with a renewed focus and a stronger motivation to win! 2013 has proven to be a huge year of learning for me. Lessons about knowing your sailing partner, about focus and dedication and about sticking to a plan for success no matter what…

A Different Kind of Childhood For This Elite Athlete

As the end of another year approaches, I have come to the realization that I have experienced a different kind of childhood than most 16 year old’s today. Don’t get me wrong, I am proud of the life I live and definitely appreciate the opportunities that I have had in my life, but it is…

Lessons Learned from the Cleveland Browns

Sailing is a lot like football and I have learned lessons from the Cleveland Browns! In sailing, we don’t throw balls across the field. We don’t have time-outs. We don’t have special teams to come in and give us and extra boost. Heck, we don’t even have our own mascots! But there are a lot…

Hard Work, Focus and Determination Make an Elite Athlete

Becoming an elite athlete in any sport is not as simple as making a decision to do so, it requires intense effort, clarity in focus and determination beyond the average athlete in your sport! When I first decided that I wanted to become an elite athlete in the sport of sailing, I was young and…

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Rio Olympic Hopefuls Rock Miami in Style at Art Basel

Art Basel changes focus for young athletes.  When teen athletes Katie Flood and David Hein get on the water to train for the 2016 Olympics, they are focused, determined and highly driven to succeed in the aggressive and cut-throat sport of sailing. Occasionally, these young superstars climb out of the sea to enjoy the benefits…