Just two weeks ago, the 2018 ISAF World Championships came to an end. In a very competitive fleet consisting of the top 120 Women Radial sailors in the world, I finished up the event in 11th place, just shy of competing in the medal race. With all the months of training and preparation leading up to the event, I feel as though I underperformed. Though this was not the result I had hoped for, I learned valuable lessons that I know I will help me down the road as the Olympic Games approaches. On another note, the United States Sailing Team received one of the 2020 Olympic Games Laser Radial berths with two Americans placing within the top 20 nations at the Worlds (this means our county's spot is secured for Tokyo!). With this being the main goal of the event, I am happy we were able to achieve what we set out to do. Olympic Games berths were also awarded to United States in the Laser (men's single-handed class) and the 470 (men's double-handed class).
With my performance leaving me unsatisfied, I am hungry for a spot on top of the podium. Looking forward, the next events are the Enoshima World Cup (September 11th- 16th) and the Enoshima Olympic Week (September 22nd -24th). I feel so fortunate to have an opportunity to capitalize on the lessons I learned at the Worlds so soon after the event's completion. It has been a year since I have competed in Japan on the 2020 Olympic Games waters and I could not be more excited to sail my heart out there in just a few short weeks!
A sincere thank you to all my sponsors HELLY HANSEN, HARKEN, ALMACO, and NAUTALYTICS ! My dream wouldn't be possible without your encouragement and support. And another thank you to all my family and friends! You guys are the absolute best at making me smile no matter how challenging of a day it has been.