Help Lucija race in 2017 Europa Cup
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
With coach Mattia D'Errico after winning the 2016 Gulf Coast Laser Championship
2016 TSA Laser 4.7 Champion
With coaches Scott Lindley and Mattia D'Errico after winning the 2016 TSA Laser 4.7 Championship
2016 TSA Corynthian Sailing Club Laser 4.7 Champion
2016 TSA Fort Worth Boat Club Laser 4.7 Champion
2016 TSA Rush Creek Yacht Club Laser 4.7 Champion
2016 TSA Lakewood Yacht Club Laser 4.7 Champion