Arielle and Team Trouble Win US Sailing Team Race Champs

Sail Sheboygan hosted the US Sailing Team Race Championship during August 2016, where the top teams from the U.S. battled for the historic George R. Hinman Trophy. Team Trouble, comprised of Charles Higgins, Johnny Norfleet, Matt Allen, Gabe Smith, Isabel Strachan and Team HDSailing’s, Arielle Darrow, was able to make a crazy comeback during Sunday’s…

Olympic Sailing on NACRA17

Learning About More Than Just Olympic Sailing

Being involved in a full time campaign involves a lot more than simply Olympic Sailing and training in venues around the globe, it touches every part of your life.     When I started sailing at the age of 8 I pictured myself on the starting line of an Olympic regatta…and on the podium with…

Sunrise at Deering Bay Miami

Olympics, Sailing, Goals, Life and Dreams For the Future

Each and every day I think about the 2016 Olympics in Rio and plan my activities to make sure I will be there! After a long night of homework, I woke up before dawn this morning and went for a bike ride to get my heart beating and to pedal off some of the stress…

Hudson/Hein Sailing World Cup Miami 2014

2014 Sailing World Cup Miami Results

This past week I sailed in the Sailing World Cup Miami regatta. The 2014 Sailing World Cup in Miami was a huge event which occupied much of my mindset and my time over the past several months. ┬áThe regatta serves as the qualifier for the 2014 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and the Development team.…

NACRA 17 team Hudson/Hein

Constant Learning Cycle in the NACRA 17

Sailing an Olympic Campaign provides many challenges and I have found that there is a constant learning cycle in the NACRA 17! When I first climbed onto a multihull over Thanksgiving weekend when I was 14 years old, I was amazed at the sheer power these boats possessed. The speed, the energy, the excitement and…

My Week at Oakcliff Sailing Center

My week at Oakcliff Sailing Center Last week I travelled from Corpus Christi, Texas to Oyster Bay, New York as I continued my summer training in pursuit of the 2016 Rio Games. ┬áDeparting Corpus, I was glad that I had some alone time to think about the events leading up to Youth Champs and to…

One Long Hot Summer of Learning

This has been one long and hot summer of learning and growth for me! This is the 16th summer of my life and it is proving to be one of many lessons as I take the opportunity to drive my new Chevy Truck and by boats around the country in an adventure that will surely…