We are looking to bring home a gold medal not only for the US, but also for the Ocean State. With a rich history interwoven with sailing, and a nickname tied to the sea, Rhode Island deserves more prestige in the sailing community. It is undoubtedly one of the sailing capitols of the country, however it has been struggling to retain that title.
Rhode Island has one of the best sailing venues due to the great winds year round. There’s nowhere else we would rather train than in Newport, RI because it gives us every condition we could possibly encounter in a regatta. From light and shifty, to wavy and moderate, to positively nuking, Newport has the ability to be both a pleasurable and challenging place to sail. It is ideal for weekend cruisers and high performance sailors alike. Therefore, it was great to have Newport as a stopover for the AC45 America’s World Cup, and now it is a stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race; a chance to showcase how great Newport is for sailors!
However, Newport is not the only amazing place in Rhode Island to sail. Louisa grew up sailing out of Saunderstown Yacht club, and sailed all throughout college at Edgewood Yacht Club in Cranston. Both venues gave her the best winds possible to hone her sailing skills.
We hope that bringing home a gold medal will help restore Rhode Island to her proper place in the sailing community!