Head Instructor, Business Owner.
40+ years in Sailing. 20+ years as a Fulltime Sailing Instructor, Sailing Coach and Outdoor Education Instructor.
Having returned to the Sunshine Coast in 2011 from Central Queensland, Rob identified the need on the Sunshine Coast for a Quality Learn to Sail Centre and set about building it to what the AOS is today.
Previous employment as an Outdoor Education Instructor teaching High Ropes, Surfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Caving and Pioneering Exercises with weekly School Camps has allowed Rob to hone his skills with dealing with different Individual personalities.
Rob is a long time High achiever in the Sport of Sailing.
3 Times Yachtsman of the Year, represented Australia with Podium places at World Titles and winning many National titles in both Monohull and Catamaran classes makes Rob a very credentialed sailor and Instructor.
The desire to put back into the sport allowing others to enjoy Sailing as much as he has is the direction for our business.
As a sailing Instructor Rob has introduced hundreds of people to the sport. As a Coach, Rob contracts to Australian Sailing as a Skills Development Coach assisting with QAS High Performance Camps. Several of his Athletes have gone on to win Major Sailing regattas, represented at the Olympic Games, and World Titles.
Althou being capable of helping a person achieve high skills, Rob strongly believe in the KISS principal (Keep it Simple Silly). Allowing each sailor to enjoy the experiance at their own speed. Patience and the acceptance of the different Learning Skills and techniques for Adults and Children.