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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…

David Hein Under A Microscope

My Life Under A Microscope

Some People Ask Me Why I Live My Life Under A Microscope I have been asked my some people why I am sailing an Olympic campaign when it means that the life I live is under a microscope and my answer is always the same. I am engaged in this campaign because I am driven to…

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…

It’s All About Self Improvement

Everything about sailing is fun. The weather, the water, the people, the boats, the equipment, the competition, the education, the challenge…it is all fun. But I am sailing towards the Olympic Games in Rio because I love that it is all about self improvement. The people I sail against, the people I sail with, the…

The Joys and Headaches of Double-handed Sailing

Sailing a double handed boat is an absolute thrill. But it has its drawbacks as well. Read on as I discuss the joys and headaches of double-handed sailing.   I love sailing. It is my entire life and is the motivation for pretty much everything I do. From the first time I climbed into my…

Rio in 2016, Against All Odds!

As the youngest athlete currently competing for the single US birth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the cards are stacked against me.  But just you watch… You can say I am the youngest and therefore I have less experience than I need to win Olympic Gold in the sport of sailing… …I say I…

Standing in the boatpark

School, Sailing and Life

It is that time of year again when all of my friends are back in school, complaining about the workload, their class schedule and the apparent lack of free time they now realize in their lives. School is a normal part of life for us teenagers, and when we graduate from college life will take…