The Athletes

Meet the athletes of Team HDsailing and learn about why their campaign is leading them to Olympic Gold in 2020!



Sailing is a sport that requires so much more than strength.  An athlete must be physically strong to handle the heavy loads on the sails while remaining flexible and agile enough to quickly respond to changes in pressure or direction of the wind.  Adding complexity to the equation, an athlete must maintain their mental strength to constantly evaluate the wind, the current and the conditions up the racecourse while keeping a keen eye on the competition.

The decision to take on a campaign for the Olympics is one that requires commitment, perseverance and determination to perform at your best level for four years while constantly working to improve in all areas.  Training, practicing and competing are continual and the ability to raise the funds for the highest level of training and coaching are all key to success in putting on a successful bid for the Games!

David Hein and Arielle Darrow are dedicated athletes committed to training full time for the 2020 Olympics and to become #1 in the world at the Games in Tokyo!

Learn about athlete David Hein here!

Learn about athlete Arielle Darrow here!



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