About Sea Dog Sailing

Captain Stacey Brooks Welcomes you 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.
Capt Stacey has been nominated to the NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME twice now – once in 2012 and again this year in 2015 as a major contributor to the sport of sailing. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is located in Annapolis, Maryland – USA.
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 License, the required current TWIC Card as well as the STCW Certification.
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 Corsica, 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 Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
Stacey also owns THE WARMING HUT RESTAURANT (www.thewarminghutrestaurant.com ) in Breckenridge and spends 10 months a year managing and cooking at her restaurant. Come see us if you are in town skiing or hanging out!
In her leisure time she enjoys time with her dogs and friends living in the Rockies. She skis, snow shoes, ski joors with her dogs, dog sleds as well as enjoying hiking, camping, yoga and cooking/wine. She is also an avid mountain biker in the summer! She is also 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!

 

Stacey & Allison Welcome You Aboard!

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!

 

FIRST MATE ALLISON!!!!

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!

 

Captain Karl

Karl was born and raised in South Africa. From a young age he had a love for the ocean and decided that he should take that love further and start a career on the ocean.
Starting as a PADI MSDT and EFRI instructor he then took to motor boats and got his SAMSA surf launch endorsement. He then fell head over heels for sailing and got his RYA coastal skippers certification. Not long after he received his RYA Yacht Master Cert. At present he has completed ASA 101-105 and soon will be doing his ASA instructor rating.
Karl has extensive sea time on both motor and sail yachts and has travelled the globe sailing and diving. Delivering yachts from South Africa to the Caribbean as well as sailing and delivering in Hawaii, Karl has gained valuable experience.
In the past year he has sailed with Stacey in Italy, Spain, throughout the Grenadines and the Caribbean as well as completing a yacht delivery to the Dominican Republic.
Future plans are to become an accomplished yacht surveyor and to do his RYA Yacht Master instructors ticket. In addition, Karl wants to help young people in future to fall in love with the ocean as well. Teaching Career Development Courses is something that both Karl and Stacey would love to build together.

 

Welcome aboard! We are so looking forward to having you aboard our yacht Blithe Spirit II.

Whether it's learning, pleasure sailing, couples, a family get away or a corporate team sail we are ready to show you the beauty of the sea and the challenging sport of sailing!

 

Captain Tim Amidon

Captain Tim Amidon began sailing and racing in the Golden Isles of Georgia in 1978. Following that he acquired a wide variety of sailing experiences logging thousands of miles delivering sailing vessels to and from the Caribbean as well as along the east coast of the US. Tim feels at home in the Caribbean having visited the Windward Islands, Leeward Islands and the American, British and French Virgin Islands as both instructor and charter captain. An avid racer, Tim has participated in sailing regattas for many years both locally, on Lake Lanier near his home town of Atlanta Georgia and offshore, island hopping/racing in bluewater. Tim acquired his USCG Captain¹s License in 1999 and has been an ASA sailing instructor for four years. A true water enthusiast, Tim is also a PADI Divemaster SCUBA diver. He balances these interests with work ashore as a merger and small business consultant. Tim says, "There is nothing like the look on a student¹s face when they experience the incredible wind, gorgeous water and fantastic sailing in the British Virgin Islands"! He is ready to take you to the "Honor Bar" at Sidney¹s in the quiet anchorage of Little Harbour on Jost Van Dyke, the incredible view from the overlook on Virgin Gorda and have Alex fix you a secret libation at sunset on Cow Wreck Beach on Anegada. He is looking forward to seeing you at the helm soon.