The February 2021 NWSA President’s Member of the Month is Sara Vey Ortiz. Sara is a new NWSA member. She volunteered to be a panelist for the February 12th Girls + Coaches panel. As a matter of fact, speaking with Sara to welcome her to NWSA engendered the idea for the panel.
Sara Vey Ortiz started sailing five years ago at summer camp in Florida. Fortunately, Sara’s mother pre-paid for the next week of camp. It took a bit of coaxing before Sara embraced sailing.
Sara progressed from the Green Fleet to competing for the race team. During her time in Optis she competed in the Girls Nationals, qualifying for Team Trials. Yeah! She had a strong finish at Orange Bowl 2019.
Spring 2020 Sara used the Team Trials cancelation due to the pandemic to advance from the Opti to the 29er. Her goal is to win 29er Youth Worlds and to sail in college.
Attagirl Sara. You were a fantastic pannelist on Feburay 12th!