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…

Hein and Claflin training on Lake Erie

Sailing World Cup Miami Preparations

Constantly training to be at our best for the Sailing World Cup Regatta in Miami Competing against the best athletes in the world at the Sailing World Cup regattas means that there is no margin of error. You have to be ready to execute flawlessly, without thinking or questioning yourself or your teammate. You must…

focus on gold

Cleveland Benefit, New Beginning and Focus on GOLD

The past week was filled with new beginnings. We had our Benefit at the Cleveland Yachting Club, Announced the new partnership between David Hein and Jessica Claflin, Began our training program on Lake Erie and recentered our focus on GOLD medals in Rio 2016! The benefit dinner at the Cleveland Yachting Club surpassed our expectations.…

Cleveland Yachting Club

Our Cleveland Benefit Is Tonight

Tonight is the night¬†of our big benefit dinner at the Cleveland Yachting Club in Rocky River, Ohio.   Sailing an Olympic campaign has been a huge learning experience up to this point. Everything from learning how to plan a budget for my expenses to coordinating transportation of my equipment around the globe to streamlining my…

17 year old David Hein

It all started in Rocky River, Ohio

As I sit here surrounded by the countries top sailors in Oyster Bay, New York I can’t help but think about my beginnings in this sport back home in Rocky River, Ohio.   I can remember when I was 7 years old and my siblings were getting ready to go to sail camp at CYC…

Westlife Newspaper

WestLife Newspaper Coverage

I am honored to appear on the cover of the most recent Westlife Newspaper!   It is not every day when I am covered by local newspapers and to my knowledge have never been front-page news, that is until this edition of the Westlife in Northeast, Ohio. ¬†Paper staff writer Sue Botos spent some time…

Rocky River, Ohio

Meeting With Rocky River City Council

I am not known for my strength in public speaking but last week I was asked to address the Rocky River City Council at their public meeting in City Hall. When I started sailing at the Cleveland Yachting Club, I never imagined that one day I would be standing in front of the city leaders…