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…

Olympic Gold in Sailing

Please Support our efforts to win Olympic Gold

We love what we do and we are focused on winning Olympic Gold in 2016 but we need your help.   Even though we absolutely love what we are doing, I mean who wouldn’t love to be sailing in warm water with sunshine, wind and everything that goes along with that; but we are working…

Edmund Fitzgerald

Memory Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

It was a long time before I was born but the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald made an impression on my life.     Growing up on the Great Lakes it is hard to get away from the presence of the commercial benefits of the lakes. We see freighters on the lakes on a consistent…

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…