Back In The Saddle Again


Long Beach, California Photo courtesy of Kyle Blair

Long Beach, California
Photo courtesy of Kyle Blair

Zach and I are in Long Beach, California with two weeks of training already under our belt. We are stoked to be sailing again and progressing along smoothly in the stellar sailing conditions off of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. My hiatus from the boat, 150 days in total, has made us eager to train harder this year. The last two weeks have already been some of the most productive of our campaign.

Since we have been in Long Beach, we have made contact with some of the local talent who have welcomed us with open arms and eager enthusiasm. Long Beach is home to many World Champions, Olympic Medalists, and incredible ocean racers. Zach and I are fortunate to be here and even more fortunate that these individuals are interested in helping us out.

I now have 10 days of sailing under my belt and I have to say, it’s good to be back! Zach and I have both done our homework over the last few months and we are ready for a five month run to qualify the United States for the 2016 Olympic Games at this years ISAF Combined Worlds in Santander, Spain. We are beyond focused and more excited than ever to push harder in every aspect of our campaign. As with every setback we have encountered, we have only¬†become stronger and achieved more as a result. Zach and I are thankful for the support of you, our friends and family, in these challenging times.


We would like to thank the US Sailing Team Sperry Topsider, the Osprey Foundation, our loyal supporters, Gladstone’s Restaurant, Kaenon Sunglasses, and the Sangmeister Family for their support!

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