Rio 2016

Inspired By Athletes at Sochi Olympics

When it comes to television I don’t watch much, but with the Sochi Olympics going on I have found myself watching as top athletes from around the world compete at the ultimate event in their life! The television coverage depicts the lives of these athletes as glorious and amazing.  And right now, as they are…

It’s All About Self Improvement

Everything about sailing is fun. The weather, the water, the people, the boats, the equipment, the competition, the education, the challenge…it is all fun. But I am sailing towards the Olympic Games in Rio because I love that it is all about self improvement. The people I sail against, the people I sail with, the…

US Sailing Team’s High Performance Practice

I’m just a couple of days away from the first High Performance practice of the US Sailing Team for this quadrennium. It also happens to be my first practice since making the team back in January of this year. I have to say that I am excited to get everyone together for the practice, but at…

2013 US Sailing Development Team

At US Sailing’s qualifying regatta for the 2013 ISAF Youth World Championship regatta, America’s top youth sailors gather to compete for the opportunity to represent the country at the worlds #1 youth regatta! This year was my first exposure to the qualifier as it is the first year I am out of an Optimist (which…

New Years Day at the Club

What does every sailor dream about doing the day after a big regatta ends? Getting back on the water to sail again!  Well, that is exactly what I did (again) this year!  Each year Lauderdale Yacht Club hosts a fun day on the water with just a hint of competition thrown in for good measure.…

F16 Nationals

It has been an amazing week here in Panama City. Training started with Taylor this weekend, which has been kept quiet for the past couple of weeks. I am now happy to say that we will be sailing the Youth Worlds qualifier in January. I didn’t want to say much until we knew for sure,…

F18 Worlds Day 2

Today was the final qualifying day for the Gold and Silver fleets. The fog had rolled in earlier than yesterday, and burned off in time for the sea breeze to build to higher amounts that in past days of sailing here. For all of the races today I skippered due to higher winds. In the…