This summer, I received the opportunity to travel to Mentor, Ohio and compete in the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, hosted by Mentor Harbor Yachting Club. There, I learned what a gift junior sailing and the support that BCYC has given me through the years truly is.

My skipper, Hailey Horton, and I took a flight to the Midwest where we were then picked up by our host families with whom we would be staying throughout the week. The week consisted of two days of clinic and three days of the regatta. It was so inspiring to be around so many great female sailors, as well as all the exceptional coaching that U.S. Sailing had recruited from around the country. I learned so much and am so grateful to the BCYC Junior Sailing Program, which laid the foundation, helped hone my sailing skills and opened up this opportunity for me.

Junior Commodore, Riley Foster