Professional sailor, journalist, instructor and project manager

Dobbs Davis

Based in Annapolis, USA, Dobbs has touched on nearly every aspect of yacht racing over the past 25 years of his involvement in the game. This diverse background and a close proximity to the Grand Prix-levels of the sport gives him unique insight on the role of technological innovation and design in improving the speed, stability, and comfort of performance sailing yachts. At a technical level he shares his knowledge with governance bodies of the sport, such as the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

Besides being the host of the Yacht Racing Forum’s Design and Technology Symposium for the past several years, Dobbs also shares his insight in his monthly columns and features in Seahorse magazine, widely recognized as the definitive technical journal for the sport.