Help Lucija race in 2017 Europa Cup

$2,825 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 1 month
Lucija Ruzevic  DENTON, TX
Hi!
My name is Lucija Ruzevic. I am 15 years old and am a freshman at Denton High School in Denton, TX. I am currently working toward graduation with an International Baccalaureate diploma.

I started sailing when I was 9 years old at Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club with coach Kelly Holmes-Moon in a one-person boat called an Optimist. I continued my sailing with coach Scott Lindley at Forth Worth Boat Club. In April 2016, I moved into a Laser 4.7, also a one-person dinghy, and started working with coach Mattia D'Errico.
Last summer, I visited Croatia and sailed with coach Teo Piasevoli, a Croatian National Youth Sailing Coach. After working with coach Piasevoli, I was invited to represent Croatia at the Europa Cup held in March 2017, in Koper, Slovenia, as part of their national team.

In order to better prepare for the Europa Cup regatta, I have been practicing boat speed, boat handling, race starts and race tactics with coach Scott Lindley around 15 - 18 hours a week. Additionally, I have been swimming and doing workouts on a hiking bench, and many different leg, core, and arm exercises for about 3 hours on daily basis. Every day before bed, I read and/or watch videos about boat handling and race tactics.

Competing in this event would be an amazing experience for me and would help me grow as a person and a sailor.

Thank you so much for your support!


Before 2016 USODA Team Trials at San Francisco Yacht Club


Practicing with coach Scott Lindley


Working out in preparation for the 2017 Europa Cup in Koper, Slovenia


Getting ready for the 2016 Gulf Coast Laser Championship


Team meeting with coach Ryan Minth


Between races at the 2016 Gulf Coast Laser Championship


Vicory jump - 2016 Gulf Coast Laser Championship


2016 Gulf Coast Laser 4.7 Champion


17328262_1484016273.9949_funddescriptionWith coach Mattia D'Errico after winning the 2016 Gulf Coast Laser Championship


2016 TSA Laser 4.7 Champion


17328262_1484016614.5619_funddescriptionWith coaches Scott Lindley and Mattia D'Errico after winning the 2016 TSA Laser 4.7 Championship


17328262_1484016392.9984_funddescription2016 TSA Corynthian Sailing Club Laser 4.7 Champion


2016 TSA Fort Worth Boat Club Laser 4.7 Champion


17328262_1484016713.5418_funddescription2016 TSA Rush Creek Yacht Club Laser 4.7 Champion


2016 TSA Lakewood Yacht Club Laser 4.7 Champion






 
 
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$2,825 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 1 month
Created January 9, 2017
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Anonymous
6 days ago
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JF
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John Finks
8 days ago
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Martha and I want you to know that you are a leader among your peers and that your life experiences are accumulating exponentially and hopefully will be ultimately satisfying to your personal goals. Best wishes in this event as you follow your goals.

RH
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Roxana Houghes
9 days ago (Offline Donation)
CJ
$100
Craig & Christie Johnson
10 days ago

Go Lucija!!!

SL
$50
Scott Lindley
10 days ago

Go Lucija! FWBC/P1 is proud of you. Go kick some butt! : )

BS
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bob sittel
10 days ago
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JH
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Jay Hoppenstein
12 days ago
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I want her to crew for me!

DM
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David Meek
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RM
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randall massey
12 days ago
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CH
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Charles and Janell Hoffman
13 days ago
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