Sailing has always been a part of my life, beginning with my childhood on St. Thomas, an island that is blessed with a steady tradewind breeze and gorgeous weather. Despite being a tiny dot on the map in the Caribbean, the St. Thomas Yacht Club manages to host large sailing regattas, to which the most talented sailors from around the world travel. One of these regattas is the International Rolex Regatta, which I have competed in for as long as I can remember.
This year I escaped the never-ending DC winter for a beautiful racing weekend. I reunited with my sailing partner from high school and best bud since diapers, Taylor Canfield, who is now one of the highest-ranking skippers in the world. The rest of the crew included my sister, her husband, and two other close friends. We weren’t expecting to walk home with a new timepiece on our wrists (winners of each class receive a shiny new Rolex watch) but what we lacked in expertise, we made up for in margarita-mixing and high-fiving.