Why Optimist Sailing is Where to Start

My love of racing began in an Optimist Sailing on LakeErie   When I was only 8 years old I was allowed to join my older mad much wiser siblings in the learn to sail program at the Cleveland Yachting Club. Our summer “sail camp” was my first big step into becoming my own person…

Olympic NACRA17 Sponsorship

New Quad, New Boat and New Sponsorship Programs

We Are Flying Into Tokyo with Brand New Sponsorship Programs   The 2020 Olympic Games will be in Tokyo, Japan and will feature the brand new Foiling NACRA17 Mixed Multihull class. This change marks a huge change in the direction of Olympic sailing to focus on high speed, unrepresented action and a racecourse that is…

David and Arielle take on Hiram’s Haul

Hiram’s Haul started 15 years ago and has continued on every year after that. It is a two day, round trip, 30-mile distance race from POW/MIA Park in Melbourne, FL to Riverside Park in Sebastian, FL. This regatta is open to all classes of beach catamarans from 16-22ft in length (they use the SCHRS handicap…

Arielle and Team Trouble Win US Sailing Team Race Champs

Sail Sheboygan hosted the US Sailing Team Race Championship during August 2016, where the top teams from the U.S. battled for the historic George R. Hinman Trophy. Team Trouble, comprised of Charles Higgins, Johnny Norfleet, Matt Allen, Gabe Smith, Isabel Strachan and Team HDSailing’s, Arielle Darrow, was able to make a crazy comeback during Sunday’s…

Blessings in a Backpack and Team HDsailing Unite

Team HD Sailing gives to the community with Blessings In A Backpack On Sunday, September 25th, 2016, Team HDsailing was able to work with Blessings in a Backpack and Machen Elementary School in Hampton, VA to teach a group of children how to sail. David flew all the way from Phoenix, AZ after his training…

Achieving New Height at Team EXOS

David Hein and Arielle Darrow take on new heights by accepting an invitation from Team EXOS, the most elite gym in the world, to train at their facility in Phoenix, AZ. EXOS teaches everything, from strength training, endurance training, HIIT and high-level sport-specific training. They also have a plethora of performance specialists, nutritionists, chefs and researchers; they…

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Why I chose Jacksonville University for my education

David Heads off to Jacksonville University As many of you know, my education has been anything but typical up to this point in my life.  In 7th grade I left school in Rocky River, Ohio to pursue my dream of becoming a champion in the sport of sailing. Leaving behind family and friends to strive…