Winter Break

Over this past winter break I had the opportunity to enjoy myself both on and off the water. While I was in town I spent more time sailing in the Falcon F18 and Viper F16, training different skills in each boat. A few days after Christmas my family and I traveled to the heart of our country, Washington D.C. While there we visited the US Capitol, Library of Congress, Ford's Theatre, and several museums that hold artifacts from American history. It was quite the humbling experience walking among the buildings where our country's officials, representatives, and leaders work on a daily basis. Aside from seeing the national landmarks, I was able to spend some quality time with my family and on New Year's Eve we all gathered for a large family dinner. During this trip I also saw A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens acted on stage in Ford's Theatre and after reading the play in one of my high school English classes I was fascinated by how closely the actors stayed to the original script. This trip unfortunately came to an end and after walking around the town one final time in the snow that had fallen overnight my family and I returned back to our warm home.

Supreme Court of the United States
Since my arrival back home I have been devoting my time to preparing for the second ISAF Youth Worlds Qualifier which will be held next weekend, January 18-20, in Miami, FL. I would like to thank the McDonalds and Falcon Marine for allowing Sam and I to test out their new Falcon F18. This boat is definitely a fast and versatile design that performs in all conditions. During the upcoming week I will continue to update this blog with results and media from this event as well as some of my plans for the future.

Library of Congress
Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was assasinated