Meet Our Instructors

Mark Laura

Mark was elected to the Collegiate Hall of Fame and has won a J24 North American Championship, three Thistle Mid-Winter Championships, the Volvo Cup, and has a Sir Thomas Lipton Sportsmanship award.  Currently Mark races a full spectrum of boats, from J24s to Gun Boat 65s and serves as assistant coach to the University of Washington Sailing Team.  Most recently, Mark was 4th in Mexico City for the J24 North Americans, Tactician for the Winning boat in the Maxi World championships in Italy and will be sailing in the 2019 J24 World Championships in Miami.

Mark has served as U.S. Coach for three World Championship teams and is a former US Olympic Sailing Coach. He is renowned as among the world’s finest seminar leaders.  Mark has taught literally hundreds of seminars and clinics to sailing groups of every description. His racing clinics have been held in five countries worldwide.

ABOUT OUR DIRECTORS

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