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Age: 17

Height: 6ft 5in/1.85m

Weight175lbs/79kg

Languages: English

Current employment: 29er and 420 coach at San Diego Yacht Club

Preferred positions: Spinnaker trim, grinder

Also comfortable doingPit, bow

Technical skillsShore crew, admin & logistics, PR & Media

Qualifications and certifications: Level 1 Instructing course

Safe Power boating course

Accelerated Power boating course

Safety at Sea course

Fairfield High school Sailing Team Captain

InterestsHigh performance/foiling, IRC/big boat racing, offshore, one design/keelboats, match racing, maxis/superyachts

Career highlights49er: Oakcliff triple crown - 4th place

Big Boats: Swan 47 - Boat Captain

Ker 50 - Astor Cup 3rd place

J109 - Beach-point overnight 1st place

Match Racing: SM40: Bow - grade 3,4,5

How has Oakcliff helped you in my development:

Oakcliff has been impacting my life since the second I stepped foot into their office for the first time. They have a unique environment that pushes everyone around them to make themselves better. As long as you are putting the effort in, you will be respected. And you are able to get 24/7 exposure to professional sailors in every category possible. They prepare you for the life of a pro-sailor especially in the off hours aspect that are not known to most. With the seemingly limitless resources available to me and the work environment to push me to improve myself, Oakcliff has made me an exponentially better sailor.

Cooper Soderlund

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