HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Monday the UH Women's Sailing team will open competition at the ISCA Sperry National Championships in Newport, Rhode Island more than 5,000 miles away from the Ke'ehi Lagoon Beach Pak where the bows practice. And while for most member of the UH sailing team sailing in the Atlantic means entering unfamiliar water, for Freshman Caitlin Schadt, the trip means a chance to go home.
According to Schadt being home doesn't just mean seeing family and friends cheering from the sidelines. The Massachusetts Native says she expects to see some familiar faces in the boats racing against her as well.
While the bows resident patriots fan says she's tried to stay focused on gearing up for the National Championships, she admits having not been home since Christmas there's a few other things she's looking forward to once she gets back to New England.
"Oh my god yes, Dunkin Donuts. Definitely going to eat some good clam chowder, gonna go to the beach back home just see my friends see my dog," said Schadt.