Tag Archives: 2016

2016 US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

In January, I was named the 2016 US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. I had never imagined something like this would ever happen and it was a pretty unbelievable experience to go to New York for the ceremony.Β I am so incredibly honored to be a recipient of this prestigious award and so grateful for everyone’s support along the way.

The day I received the award was one of the craziest days of my life and there were a million things going through my head right. All I can say is do what you love, and always remember to have fun. This will always make the journey completely worth the final result, whatever that may be.

Thank you to everyone for following me along on this journey. I couldn’t have done it without your support.

Watch my speech from the ceremonyΒ here.

Watch my video from my time in New YorkΒ here.

Press release from US Sailing, Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year awardsΒ website.

 

2016 Hydrofoil Pro Tour Final: Rockingham, Western Australia

This stop was the biggest of the tour with 56 riders competing representing 17 countries, including 6 women from 5 countries. We had a lighter breeze of around 10 knots earlier in the week and then it really picked up at the end with gusts going over 30 knots. I used a 7m, 9m, 10m, 11m, and 15m over the four-day event. They were all Ozone R1 V2’s with the exception of the 11m R1 V3 prototype. While we had varied wind speeds, the water was very flat throughout the week. I am beyond satisfied with the performance of my Mike’sLab foil and board and all of my kites.

I finished 18th overall, 4th under 18, and 1st in women’s. On the tour, I finished 10th overall, 2nd under 18, and 1st in women’s. I couldn’t be happier with my finishes from this year and am excited to improve more next year.

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to this tour and for making it possible. I speak for all the riders when I say we are very lucky to be able to compete at some of the best racing venues in the world and are grateful for the immense support we’ve received over the course of this year. I am really looking forward to next year on the tour!