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Bobby Brooks

Bobby Brooks has over 32 years professional sailing instruction and coaching. He began sailing at Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s Youth Program at age seven and later went on to direct the program. In the early 80’s he began offshore racing on various IOR boats with top finishes in Newport to Ensenada (Presidents Cup winner), Transpac , Pac Cup, Coastal Cup, and San Diego to Puerto Vallarta regattas. After College, 1992 he joined JWorld under the late Larry Klein as a performance sailing instructor. From that platform he has performed multiple International seminars in Canada and Mexico, and is currently coaching for North Sails/NorthU programs as well as the National One Design Academy.  Bobby has lead multiple corporate team building seminars on various past America’s Cup yachts including 12 meters and the IACC boats. He has been very active in women’s sailing with coaching both top level Women’s Rolex and Woman’s Keelboat Championship teams. His onshore talents range from sailmaking, rigging and new boat commissioning. He is a World Champion in the Mumm30 class; National Champion in the Melges24, Santana 20, Capri 30, and Holder 20 classes; North American Champion in the Mumm30, Melges24, J24, J80, and J35 classes and has won the overall Mackinac Cup 2015. For the past eleven years he has been a Commercial Real Estate Agent and recently relocated to Fort Myers with his wife and daughter from Austin, TX


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