Practice before ISAF World Cup Miami 2016

David Hein and Arielle Darrow team up for the first time before the ISAF World Cup in Miami, FL. They were able to connect through mutual F18 sailors before the event started. Arielle just came from a first place finish in Islamorada for the F18 Midwinters. After a nice flight, they set on their adventure…

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…

Bananas in My Sports Nutrition Kitchen Miami

Importance of Being Focused on Sports Nutrition

If you are active at all you need to have a focus on sports nutrition I am not writing this article as an expert, or as a well educated individual on food or nutrition or healthy eating or even what is in food in general. I am a recent highschool graduate who just happens to…

David Hein at Churchill Downs

Meet David Hein the Person

David Hein is an 18 year old athlete focused on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. You are on this blog about his Olympic campaign so you know about his sailing, this article is more about who David is as a person, what drives him, what sets him apart from typical teenagers and exactly what…

David and Abigail Barnstable Brown Gala

A Unique Approach to Olympic Campaign Fundraising

It is no surprise that sailing an Olympic Campaign is expensive and that it requires the athletes to do a lot of fundraising to compete at this level Some athletes engaged in an Olympic Sailing campaign take the approach that money is money and so they go to the lowest hanging fruit to fund their…

David Hein Formal

Success Comes When You Believe In Yourself

Sometimes people try and stop you when you truly believe in yourself People measure success in a lot of different ways. Some people measure success purely financially, if you make a lot of money or have a lot of “things” they consider you successful. Others try and say that success is based on the number…

Kentucky Derby

My week at the 141st Kentucky Derby

This past week I had the privileged of attending the 141st Kentucky Derby While it might seem out of character for a competitive sailor and for me in particular to take time off the water to head to land locked Kentucky to watch some horses run around a track, you have to realize that I…