2018 Funded Activities

During 2018, Bahia Sail Racing Association provided support to the young sailors shown below…enabling these sailors to participate in national and international types of events.

Gray Hemans – Orange Bowl (yellow spinnaker)

Thank you very much for the sailing grant. Orange Bowl was so much fun and provided a range of conditions. I am greatly appreciative of the grant, and your support allows myself and others to grow in this sport. I will always try to do my best and be respectful as I represent our bay.

Samantha Hemans – Orange Bowl

Being able to fly to Orange Bowl and sail was such an amazing experience. I am so thankful that I received a grant to do Orange Bowl 2018. Overall, this experience has been very influential and fun.

Nathan Sih – Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta

Thank you so much for supporting my trip to Miami for the 2018 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta! I really appreciated all of your help to make this memorable trip possible.

Ken Sherb – Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta

I would like to thank the Bahia Sail Racing Association for supporting and enabling me to participate in the Orange Bowl International Youth Sailing Regatta in Coconut Grove Florida. I will take the knowledge that I gained from this regatta to all my future sailing endeavors. I believe this regatta provided me with invaluable knowledge and experience that will truly accelerate my growth as a sailor.

Jack Flores – International Orange Bowl Regatta

Thank you so much for supporting me for the International Orange Bowl Regatta! The trip was an absolutely amazing experience, and I learned a lot throughout the 4 days of racing. Without your support, I couldn’t have afforded to make this trip and put the experience from this difficult race under my belt. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity!

Morgan Pinckney – Orange Bowl

Dear Bahia Sail Racing Association, I am just back from the Orange Bowl Regatta at the Coral Reef Yacht Club. My crew Nathan Sih and I are working hard in the C420 and have improved our results dramatically since our first regattas this past summer. At the Orange Bowl, we took the podium with a 5th out of 80 boats and raced in everything from 20 to 5mph winds. Again, thank you for helping me out, as these regattas are creating lifelong memories and friendships, and honing my skills in this sport I love so much.

Alexandria Stauffer – Orange Bowl

Thank you for your financial support which helped me to attend the 2018 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta held at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, Florida. I participated with my skipper Sophia Devling in the C420s fleet. The last day of the regatta was our best day overall. We got a first and second place in the final two races. Overall, we finished the event 3rd place in silver fleet. Attending these major regattas is building my experience and exposure to different conditions. Thank you again for your help in me attending this amazing regatta!

Jeffrey Petersen – Harken International Youth Match Racing

I would like to personally thank you for offering me this grant to continue my campaign in Match Racing Internationally. The events I competed in are some of the best on the youth match racing circuit, attracting the best skippers and crews under 23 in the world. By attending these two events I was able to learn so much and take away some very valuable lessons that I will be able to use in all of my sailing in the future. Again, thank you very much for your support, my team and I really appreciated it.

Gray Hemans – C-420 Nationals

Dear BSRA, Nationals in New Jersey was exciting for me, I had so much fun. After day 1 we were in 19th place out of 150 boats. The second day was a little rougher for us. The third day we made gold and we knew what we were capable of sailing. Although our overall our results were not as strong as they could have been, we learned a lot. I had such a great experience at Nationals, I saw some familiar faces and made some new friends. Overall, I’m extremely glad I went and I hope to go again next year. Thank you so much! Cheers, Gray Hemans

Gray Hemans – C-420 North Americans

Dear BSRA, Thank you so much for the grant. North Americans was so much fun.  Overall, we were the 3rd top female team and the 9th junior team out of 60 juniors. This was a great and well run regatta. I met so many new people and saw some familiar faces. Thank you so much. Cheers, Gray Hemans

Pearce Mendoza – US Youth Sailing Championship

Morgan Pinckney – Junior Olympics and C420 Nationals

Nathan Sih – C420 Nationals/North Americans

Gretchen Hohenstein – Women’s Double-Handed Championship

David Wood – 2018 French Match Racing National Championship

Alex Stauffer – 2018 Club 420 National Championship

David Wood – 2018 US Youth Match Racing Championship

Gray Hemans – Orange Bowl

Samantha Hemans – Orange Bowl

David Wood – 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championship

Catherine Webb – Buzzard’s Bay Regatta

Marbella Marlo – US Jr. Women’s Double-Handed Championship

Laurel Foster – US Jr. Women’s Double-Handed Championship