Campaign Information





2020_Summer_Olympics_LogoSailing a four year Olympic campaign culminating in the US Olympic Trials and then the Games in Tokyo requires a great deal of focus, dedication, training and effort.  To effectively win the coveted single spot on the US Olympic Team for 2020, David will have to spend hours every day completing school work and Arielle will continue working at Hampton Yacht Club, while they will both have to devote an enormous amount of time working out in the gym and training on the water with top coaches in the sport.

While time and effort are something David and Arielle are putting forth and they is driven to succeed, the training for the 2020 Games will also require a considerable amount of money to fund the campaign. Team HDsailing is working hard to keep themselves and the campaign in front of the media and those interested in the Games and sailing in general. This gives tremendous opportunity for exposure to companies and individuals that are willing to support their pursuits towards winning in Tokyo! The events they are planning on competing in between now and Tokyo are:



Key Largo Steeplechase December 2016

F18 Midwinters January 2017

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami January 2017

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres April 2017

F18 Nationals 2017-2019

St Barths Catacup 2017

F18 Worlds 2018

Weymouth       TBA

NACRA 17 Worlds TBA

Asian Round    TBA

US Olympic Trials TBA

Training to be top athletes in the world in this sport requires considerable travel, coaching, training and support.  An example of the expenses for this campaign are below:

Annual Expense           Item
$200,000                     On the water coaching by a top sailing coach ($800 per day)
$  50,000                     Travel to regattas and training camps in Europe, Australia, and South America
$  50,000                     Housing while away at training and regattas
$  80,000                     Cost of charter coach boats while at events (450 Euro per day)
$  70,000                     Cost of charter racing boat while away at events (450 Euro per day)
$  20,000                     Cost of shipping equipment to events
$  10,000                     Insurance
$  40,000                     Cost of boat maintenance
$  60,000                     Training at EXOS
$  20,000                     Physical Therapist

Your financial support is necessary for David and Arielle to achieve their goals.  Please help with any amount you can afford. Thank you for helping David and Arielle become the #1 multihull team in the world! Click the donate button at the bottom of this page or call David directly at 216-210-3598 to discuss making a tax deductible contribution.


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