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…

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…

Olympic NACRA 17 sailing

Amazing Athletes At the Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics are here! For four years elite level athletes pour 100% of their life into one single goal, to represent their country at the Games and win Gold while competing.  In the sport of sailing in the USA nearly a dozen teams in each fleet commit their time, their effort, their money and…

Getting Classy at the Unbridled Eve Gala

After a great day at the Kentucky Oaks with artist Dr. Nicolosi and Brooke Wiseman, we hit the Unbridled Eve gala in a new Chevy pick up truck. The Unbridled Eve gala is a black tie event held on Derby Eve that begins with an amazing cocktail hour sponsored by local Kentucky bourbon distilleries. The event…

Formation of Team HDsailing

          After a long week of the ISAF Worlds in Miami, David Hein and Arielle Darrow officially joined forces and formed the team Team HDsailing. They already are off to a great start with Arielle owning a F18 and David owning a Nacra 17. Therefore they will have 2 different fleets…

2016 ISAF World Cup Miami

For never sailing together, David and Arielle’s personalities seem to really match up out on the water. After the first day, they placed 39, 41 and 33 which is pretty good for sailing together for the first time. They were still having some issues with the port daggerboard. Day two of the regatta was David’s…