Your Support Matters
"Olympic hopefuls are some of the most talented athletes in the world, but they aren't paid like it.
In fact they aren't paid a salary at all. Some get small stipends, but they aren't much. As a result, most athletes are struggling to train for the [Olympics] and keep up with the rent at the same time. That means athletes have to get creative -- holding down part-time jobs and landing endorsements. What's surprising is just how much these folks rely on donations and the kindness of others."
–CNN Money, July 7, 2016
Your donation helps support our team by funding expenses both big and small. Here are just a few of our campaign costs. For a full breakdown of our budget check out our Operating Budget page
The campaign trail leads this team around the globe where they train with and compete against top competitors from other countries. Training and competing in this elite environment is the only way to ensure constant improvement in performance, but it doesn't come cheap. In addition to athlete travel expenses, we are also responsible for the cost of shipping and maintaining our boat and equipment across several continents.
REPLACEMENT SAILS, GEAR, AND MAINTENANCE
All this training and competing puts wear and tear on the boat, gear, sails, and bodies. Consistent upkeep and replacement of our equipment ensures that we are not held back by faulty or outdated gear on the race course. At this level every point matters and every ounce of speed makes a difference.
A SECOND BOAT
With back to back training blocks and regattas, we can't wait for a boat to ship across the ocean. Time is our most valuable resource and in order to maximize it we need to be able to step off a plane and onto a second boat that is ready at the next training or regatta venue.