March 18, 2013 in At the Helm
Get to know 49er FX athlete Helena Scutt, who reports in from Miami and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider training camp. She talks boat speed, team work and sharks in this exclusive report.
Thanks to the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and US Sailing Development Team’s first training camp of 2013, Miami Yacht Club is oozing high performance as 49ers, 49er FXs, Nacra 17s, F16s, and 470s crowd the beach. Read the rest of this entry →
March 6, 2013 in Team Sperry Blog
Recently I’ve been extremely busy a world away from home living in New Zealand. I’ve been here now for almost 5 months and I’ve settled into my role with the Italian Cup team very well.
New Zealand life has been great; I’ve been living in a city apartment over looking the sky tower and the city’s famous sailing waters. With the little time that I’ve had off, I’ve very much enjoyed the Kiwi way of life partaking in whatever outdoor activity seems best for the day, kite surfing and mountain biking mostly. Read the rest of this entry →
January 2, 2013 in Team Sperry Blog
Sas and I have had an absolutely amazing time since winning our Silver Medal in August!
Immediately after the Games we spent a lot of time doing media commitments and catching up with the sponsors/family/friends who all helped us along the way to getting our medal. Hanging out with the Sperry gang in Cowes and the Southampton Boat Show was great fun and as well as showing everyone young and old the silver medal. Seeing their reactions was just incredible. For us, that was what it was all about.
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December 17, 2012 in Team Sperry Blog
Since the Games, Team Stock Moore has been enjoying some much needed time off from the hustle of campaigning. Erik has been stationed in his new home just outside of New York City, spending time with his family and girlfriend. Typical of most featured Olympians, the first year following the games can be a life-search for what lies next. For Erik that search continues. As for myself I can say the Olympic bug is still very much alive within me. Being subject to the Olympic experience has only strengthened my desire to walk away with an Olympic medal.
Pursuing perfection and striving for gold comes with its costs. During the Olympics I was forced to sail through a shoulder injury which has finally been surgically repaired. It’s been just over a month since surgery, and rehab is going extremely well. Just prior to surgery, Dave Hughes, our Olympic coach and I participated in a Sperry Top-Sider photo shoot in Miami. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and better group to work with. I think we really came away with some great shots which we’re eager to see. Read the rest of this entry →
October 8, 2012 in Team Sperry Blog
Now just breaking into the new Olympic cycle, my competitive sailing is primarily focused on the Americas Cup with an AC45 event in San Francisco Bay with Team Korea. After watching the Games from the sidelines it was great to be back in the think of it racing hard.
Approaching the regatta we’d had three events under our belts as a team and our confidence was growing and we were all sure that we were capable of getting decent results. Throughout all the training we were going well and pushing the boat really hard, which was probably the cause of my first capsize. Capsizing one of these boats is quite the experience, finding yourself 30 to 40 feet in the air looking down at a mess of ropes sails and a very delicate wingsail does tighten your grip! Read the rest of this entry →