Like many students at The Hill School, Emmy Teer has talents that far exceed those in academics. For her, sailing has become more than a pastime, it has become a passion. With the support and encouragement of her parents, Emmy has turned her interest in sailing into one of her greatest competitive strengths.
We asked Emmy to answer a few questions about sailing.
What first interested you in sailing and how did you get started?
I didn’t have a choice for the first year. I just got put in it by my dad. After the second week I really loved it and then this year I was supposed to only go for 2 weeks and it ended up being 8 and I became star sailor because I was there the longest of all the kids.
How did you learn to sail? And do you have a favorite sailboat and sailing technique?
What do you like most about sailing?
Sailing makes me feel happy and I like it because I get to see my friends and compete in regattas.
Do you practice for the regattas and how often do you sail?
You have to practice a lot and believe that you can do it and enjoy it. I sail a lot in the summer and on some weekends sometimes when it is freezing!
Have you won any awards for sailing?
I have won a lot of awards. It takes up the entire side of the refrigerator!! In my first regatta, I won 5 out of 6 races and I was hooked.
Do you have any sailing plans for the future, possibly somewhere you would like to sail?
Next summer I hope to continue. A place I would pick to go sailing is in Maine because it is a lovely place to sail.