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…

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…

Worlds Practice Race

Today was the last practice day for worlds, and we were lucky enough to have the Race Committee put together a practice race for us. I was not expecting much from it other than some good line ups and practice starts in the lighter than usual breeze that we had today. I would only think…

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…

LA Baby!

After an ungodly early flight for anyone (but especially for a teenager) I arrived in Los Angeles yesterday morning and headed off to ABYC to find the boat and those that had already arrived.  Well, I did have to stop off at In-N-Out to get my fill of the best fast food ever since I…

Heading back to Kingston and CORK!

I have been sailing since I was 8 years old and started sailing competitively when I was 9.  Over those many years of my life, I have sailed in a variety of venues. Each presented a new and exciting challenge, from the frustrations of dealing with above-the-surface shifts on Lake Beulah in Wisconsin, to the thrill…