Harken Makes Sailing Fast and Fun

Harken is in the business of making sailors great! I have been sailing competitively since I was 8 years old. When I finally reached the National circuit, one of the most visible companies on the scene was Harken Inc and their amazing staff. They always provided giveaways, made their employees available at the larger events…

Fresh Power for the Sailing World Cup Series

Fresh power is critical when shooting for the top of the Sailing World Cup Series! On a sailboat, our power comes directly from the wind. ¬†Well actually it is indirectly from the wind, it is how you create high and low-pressure systems around your sails and then transfer that energy through the rigging and into…

Sailing WC Miami

Critical lessons leading up to Sailing WC Miami

Leading up to the Sailing WC Miami regatta next weekend, Athletes Stephanie Hudson and David Hein are adding critical data to their toolchest of racing against the world’s top athletes. Making the decision to change partners during a campaign is difficult to say the least. As athletes training for the ultimate contest in all of…

Cleveland Yachting Club Newsletter Jan-Feb 2014

My family has been members of the Cleveland Yachting Club since before I was born and I have spent my entire life sailing under the CYC Burgey. ¬†From my early days of competitive sailing at the I-LYA Travelers Series regattas around Lake Erie and nearby lakes to my current Olympic Campaign taking me around the…

NACRA 17 team Hudson/Hein

Constant Learning Cycle in the NACRA 17

Sailing an Olympic Campaign provides many challenges and I have found that there is a constant learning cycle in the NACRA 17! When I first climbed onto a multihull over Thanksgiving weekend when I was 14 years old, I was amazed at the sheer power these boats possessed. The speed, the energy, the excitement and…

On The Sea With Peace And Tranquility

In a confusing and challenging world, being on the sea brings me peace and tranquility no matter what i’m doing. Growing up on the shore of Lake Erie, I have spent a great deal of time on the beach and in the coastal waters. I have found that being on the sea, no matter what…

Rio 2016

Life Inside My Head – Journey Towards Rio 2016

An introspective look inside the head of a 16 year old athlete working towards Rio 2016.   If you read much of my blog, you know that I continually strive to be positive and clear in my posts and in all honesty I try and do that in my life as well. I know that…