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…

David and Arielle take on Hiram’s Haul

Hiram’s Haul started 15 years ago and has continued on every year after that. It is a two day, round trip, 30-mile distance race from POW/MIA Park in Melbourne, FL to Riverside Park in Sebastian, FL. This regatta is open to all classes of beach catamarans from 16-22ft in length (they use the SCHRS handicap…

Blessings in a Backpack and Team HDsailing Unite

Team HD Sailing gives to the community with Blessings In A Backpack On Sunday, September 25th, 2016, Team HDsailing was able to work with Blessings in a Backpack and Machen Elementary School in Hampton, VA to teach a group of children how to sail. David flew all the way from Phoenix, AZ after his training…

Achieving New Height at Team EXOS

David Hein and Arielle Darrow take on new heights by accepting an invitation from Team EXOS, the most elite gym in the world, to train at their facility in Phoenix, AZ. EXOS teaches everything, from strength training, endurance training, HIIT and high-level sport-specific training. They also have a plethora of performance specialists, nutritionists, chefs and researchers; they…

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Why I chose Jacksonville University for my education

David Heads off to Jacksonville University As many of you know, my education has been anything but typical up to this point in my life.  In 7th grade I left school in Rocky River, Ohio to pursue my dream of becoming a champion in the sport of sailing. Leaving behind family and friends to strive…

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Amazing Athletes At the Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics are here! For four years elite level athletes pour 100% of their life into one single goal, to represent their country at the Games and win Gold while competing.  In the sport of sailing in the USA nearly a dozen teams in each fleet commit their time, their effort, their money and…

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Benefit from Team FollowMeToRio’s participation in Sailing World Cup Miami

If $1,000 could generate goodwill and bring tremendous long-term attention to your brand, would you look twice? Here is the opportunity to turn a small marketing investment with the sport of sailing  at the USA Olympic Trials, and help Team FollowMeToRio win Gold at the same time!   America has it roots tied to sailing…Think about…