2013 CISA Advanced Racing Clinic

Qualifying for the US Sailing Development team this year has energized my enthusiasm and motivated me to pick-up my game in all areas. One of the biggest changes to my training program is the addition of the Nation’s most advanced training camps and those all start with the 2013 CISA Advanced Racing Clinic. As I…

CISA Advanced Racing Clinic

2013 CISA Advanced Racing Clinic

This morning I hopped on a JetBlue flight from FLL to LAX with my crew, Katie Flood to sail in the 2013 CISA Advanced Racing Clinic. This clinic is one of the elite youth sailing clinics in the USA for the entire year. About 150 sailors from around the country are invited to sail in…

F18 Worlds Day 5

Saturday was the final day of the F18 World Championships in Los Angles. It was extremely light, and we only got off one race, but it was a race to remember. I knew that with the light wind, we had to just go for a good start and good boat speed to be able to…

F18 Worlds Day 4

Today was not the best day of the event, with finishes in the 20’s all day. All of the races were just about the same, having all the same problems in every race. We had boat speed issues upwind, and made bad tactical calls in the first race. The starts were very good, being on…

F18 Worlds Day 3

Today was the third day of racing in Los Angles. It was a long and hard day of sailing for both skipper and crew. In the first race, we didn’t have a very strong start after getting pinched off and rolled by a boat from the Netherlands. We tacked away, and then all of the…

F18 Worlds Day 1

Today marked the official start of the F18 World Championships in Long Beach California. When everyone launched this morning, it was cold, foggy and kind of ere. As all 113 boats sailed out to the race course, the wind was coming from south east, or about 90 degrees to the left of where it should…

Almost 120 boats on the beach each evening ready to race

Practice Day

Blair and I fixed a few things on the boat this morning and are getting ready to roll out for another couple hours on the Pacific Ocean.  Sailing out here is like a dream come true.  18 knots every afternoon and the sunshine that just doesn’t stop… Sailing in worlds is a great experience.  There are so…