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Age: 19

Height: 5ft 7in/1.70m

Weight: 170lbs/77kg

Languages: English, basic German

Current employment: Student

Preferred positions: Jib trim, spinnaker trim

Also comfortable doing: Main trim, pit, runners, bow

Technical skills: Shore crew, rigger, admin & logistics, PR & Media

Qualifications and certifications

Safety at Sea course

Interests: High performance/foiling, IRC/big boat racing, offshore, one design/keelboats, match racing, maxis/superyachts

Career highlights: Kennedy Cup (3rd, trimmer)

LA Harbor cup (3rd, trimmer)

C&C 30 Midwinters (1st, pit)

J109 North Americans (2nd Corinthian, Trimmer)

Key West Race Week Youth Trophy (Bowman)

Bayview-Mack (1st in class)

Annapolis-Newport (3rd in class on U30 team)

Newport-Bermuda

2x Marblehead-Halifax, Block Island, Florida Gulf & Bluewater

How has Oakcliff helped you in my development:

In transitioning from dinghies to high-performance catamarans and keelboats at an early age, Oakcliff was an opportunity to get into larger boats. The programs are incredibly unique, with a mix of technical exposure and athletic training. As I have grown and continued in my own sailing career, Oakcliff has remained an invaluable resource for me. The environment promotes excellence and the resources are invaluable. As an athlete, I have had the opportunity to train with, be coached by, and race against some of the greatest sailors. As a professional I have learned indispensable skills that I can use both on and off the water

Sam Tobio

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