Why Optimist Sailing is Where to Start

My love of racing began in an Optimist Sailing on LakeErie   When I was only 8 years old I was allowed to join my older mad much wiser siblings in the learn to sail program at the Cleveland Yachting Club. Our summer “sail camp” was my first big step into becoming my own person…

From Orange Bowl Regatta to NACRA 17 at ISAF World Cup REgattas

It’s Orange Bowl Regatta Time of Year

It’s that time of year where everyone is getting excited about the Orange Bowl Regatta and spending the end of the year in Miami! My first time sailing in Miami was my first OB regatta.  I was only 9 years old and sailing in the green fleet in the Optimist class. Being from Cleveland, Ohio…

MACRA 17 Cleveland

Olympic NACRA 17 Training in Cleveland, Ohio

We have wrapped up our Olympic NACRA 17 training at The Cleveland Yachting Club in Rocky River, Ohio.   My beginnings in the sport of sailing were here on Lake Erie. I still remember my first day of Sail Camp at CYC when I was only 8 years old. The excitement was real, the friendships…

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…