Welcome aboard! We are looking forward to meeting you and sailing to the most beautiful, remote and culturally interesting areas in the world! Whether you join us for ASA course certification or simply to tune your skills while enjoying the sun, sea and wind we welcome YOU!
Great friends, sailing partners and virtual sisters, Stacey & Allison love to sail together as a team...........making their mutual goal to make sure anyone who sails with them has fun, is safe and learns a little along the way. Having sailed together not only in the Caribbean but in many great sailing venues around the world, they have grown as a great working partnership and team. They are looking forward to welcoming you aboard and sharing with you one their life passions........the beautiful sport of sailing! Welcome Aboard!
Sea Dog Sailing, Inc. is based in the U.S. and is a U.S. incorporated company. Sea Dog Sailing, Inc. is a current, certified and registered American Sailing Association School. Captain Stacey has been nominated to the NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME and is a major contributor to the sport of sailing.
Captain Stacey has a genuine love for teaching and is looking forward to sharing the beauty of the sea with you. She is a long time American Sailing Association Instructor certified to teach through the Coastal Nav Cert Level. She holds a 100 Ton USCG Merchant Marine Officer. Stacey managed one of the largest sailing clubs in the southeast, watching over a fleet of 30 boats and 500 club members for over four years.
Throughout her career she has sailed international waters including Cuba, Malta, Corsica, Sardinia, New Zealand, coastal United States, France, Italy, Spain, England, Greece, Croatia, Tahiti French Polynesia, Spanish Virgin Islands, Turks/Caicos and most of the Caribbean chain from Puerto Rico to Grenada.
Throughout Stacey's lifetime she has lived (and sailed!) more than 8 years in Europe —including living several years in Germany, working for three years in London for the Prince's Trust and living/studying in France for two and a half years.
Captain Stacey is based and lives in Salida, Colorado, USA She skis, snow shoes, and enjoys Mtn biking, hiking, camping, yoga and cooking/wine. She is a travel writer and has contributed articles to sailing magazines and the American Sailing Association Newsletter. As a professional sailor her love of the sea is a passion. She is greatly looking forward to sharing the wonders of the sea and the beautiful sport of sailing with you!
Allison began her sailing adventures at the young age of five in Galveston Bay, Texas. She began sailing a Laser with her parents and brothers. Her favorite memories were of the watermelon races at the Seabrook Sailing Club in which, in her case, the kids went overboard to retrieve the greased watermelons. The challenge and fun was getting the greased melons back to shore/finish line in a Laser already loaded with Mom, Dad and three kids. Around middle school, Allison’s dad bought a Ranger 29’ which was berthed at the Watergate Marina. Allison advanced to spinnaker person when they began racing in the summer regattas. Throughout middle school and high school, they raced and pleasure sailed almost every weekend. After high school, she took a break from sailing to go to college and start a career. In 2006, she and her best bud Jesse decided take a weeklong sailing class in the BVI. After Allison’s extensive research and detailed spreadsheets, they chose Sea Dog Sailing with vibrant captain and teacher Stacey Brooks. Allison obtained three certifications that week…ASA 101, 103 and 104. During a wonderful week in the BVI, Allison and Stacey bonded like sisters and continued with years of sailing and working together. Since 2006, Allison has sailed two Harvest Moon Regattas along the coast of Texas from Galveston to Aransas Pass. She owns a Sunfish which she sails on the Colorado lakes (Lake Vallecito, Lake McPhee, and Lake Granby). As First Mate with Capt. Stacey, she has sailed the BVI numerous times, the French West Indies, Spain, Sicily, Croatia, Malta and Greece!
Welcome back and welcome aboard again and again Dawn!!! Dawn has been on several trips with us now and is in training to be second mate and back up for Allison aboard alot of our trips! She is certified through Bareboat Charter 104 and she is a hard worker, tidy, driven, pro-active and a natural born sailor. We love her and love having her aboard! Dawn was born in Ireland and therefore hypnotizes people with her gorgeous ways and melodic accent. Shes a charmer! Come meet her - we know you will love her as much as we do!
And who takes the cake? Who makes our heart sing? None other than our companion, best friend and mascot Sebastian! The boy with the most personality and the rescue smarter than most people. We love you now and forever our special Sebastian!
"Girls, you are killing it! AND you are both so beautiful! I love getting these newsletters, I can't wait to keep learning from you! " Genevieve Smith, Carbondale, Colorado