Hein sailing in Miami Olympic Class Regatta

Looking ahead to Rio 2016 Games

Racing in Olympic Class regattas tells you a lot about the health of your training and the direction you are headed. I must evaluate changes as I continue to look towards the Rio 2016 Games!     Over the past several weeks I have been focused on developing my program with a focus on the…

Olympic Sailing on NACRA17

Learning About More Than Just Olympic Sailing

Being involved in a full time campaign involves a lot more than simply Olympic Sailing and training in venues around the globe, it touches every part of your life.     When I started sailing at the age of 8 I pictured myself on the starting line of an Olympic regatta…and on the podium with…

Olympic Sailing in Miami

Back in Miami for Olympic Sailing

Training for the Olympics is a full time commitment which means we have to sail all winter to achieve our goals. Miami is the best location for winter training when it comes to Olympic Sailing.                                        …

Rio 2016

Life Inside My Head – Journey Towards Rio 2016

An introspective look inside the head of a 16 year old athlete working towards Rio 2016.   If you read much of my blog, you know that I continually strive to be positive and clear in my posts and in all honesty I try and do that in my life as well. I know that…

Lessons Learned from the Cleveland Browns

Sailing is a lot like football and I have learned lessons from the Cleveland Browns! In sailing, we don’t throw balls across the field. We don’t have time-outs. We don’t have special teams to come in and give us and extra boost. Heck, we don’t even have our own mascots! But there are a lot…

Raising the Bar at ISAF World Cup

The Youngest NACRA17 Team in North America promises to raise the bar at the ISAF World Cup Series over the next year!   On the heels of Oracle, Team USA’s dramatic 9-8 victory over Emirates Team New Zealand at the Americas Cup Finals in San Francisco last month, the teen sailing team of Katie Flood…

Fall Sailing, School and the Life of a Teen Sailor

Sometimes when people first hear my story they comment on what a great life I live, sailing every day and training for the Olympics at 16 years old.  And you know what? They are right, my life is great.  I am doing what I love to do and have opportunities that most people in this…