Racing Sailor and Educator, Robert Brooks, Joins Offshore Sailing School
New Director of Operations Brings Vast Experience and Knowledge
“Rob’s background and successful career in sailing education and racing makes him the ideal leader in development new programs and managing faculty, branch operations and resources, ” states Founder and Chairman, Steve Colgate.
Über 32 Years of Professional Sailing Instruction and Coaching Experience
Rob began sailing at Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s Youth Program at age seven where he later went on to direct that program. In the early 80’s he began offshore racing on various IOR boats with top finishes in the Newport to Ensenada Race (Presidents Cup winner), Transpac , Pac Cup, Coastal Cup, and San Diego to Puerto Vallarta regattas.
He holds many racing honors including World Champion in the Mumm30 class; National Champion in the Melges24, Santana 20, Capri 30, and Holder 20 classes; and North American Champion in the Mumm30, Melges24, J24, J80, and J35 classes. He recently won the overall Mackinac Cup 2015. He has performed multiple International seminars in Canada and Mexico and coached the past six Offshore/NorthU Race Weeks, as well as corporate Team building seminars on various past America’s Cup yachts including 12 Metres and the IACC boats.
“Dear to my heart,” says Doris Colgate, Offshore’s President and CEO who founded the National Women’s Sailing Assocation, “is that he has also been very active in women’s sailing, coaching top level Women’s Rolex and Woman’s Keelboat Championship teams.