“I began sailing the laser at 15 after a very successful career in Optimists. Growing up sailing for Southern Yacht Clubs stellar youth program has made me become the sailor I am today. Qualifying for multiple National and International events in the Optimist class, as well as sailing for the United States National Team has really developed the structure that I have carried into the Laser Class. I hope to carry over lots of knowledge and experience to this already historic and well seasoned laser fleet here in Texas.
Time on and off the water is what really separates the top level sailors. Practicing and racing consistently to fine tune boat handling and speed is critical, but also putting the work in off the water is just as critical. I found that CrossFit has improved my fitness and stamina profoundly on the race course. CrossFit Rev40 in Farmers Branch, TX has been paramount to my success off of the water. My fitness coach Guy Valentino and his endless knowledge in fitness, recovery and nutrition has increased my output by tenfold while racing. I recommend CrossFit to anyone trying to better themselves while sailing.”