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…

Featured in USODA Sailing Newsletter

Over the past year communication from the Nation’s Optimist class has gone extreme!  With their new Editor for OptiNews and all class communications, Betsy Altman the level of information and value of content has skyrocketed and is now (in my opinion) one of the best sailing information sources available. In the issue of their email…

The past few months…

The truth of it is that this summer I have been doing a lot of coaching for the Edgewater Opti Team in Cleveland. It has been great to help bring up the next generation of sailors who I sailed with before I left and started off on my crazy adventure for Rio. It has showed…