Brock Kraebel was born and raised in Southold, a very small town on the North Fork of Long Island. Having spent every minute of his childhood summers on Peconic Bay, Brock took naturally to sailing at age ten. He quickly moved from Sunfish to club 420s. He was also learning to race small keelboats with the Peconic Bay Sailing Assoc. In 2007, Brock left his beloved island to study mechanical engineering at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. At USC, Brock sailed on the varsity dinghy, sloop, match race, and team race teams. He has won Pacific Coast Championships in the coed and sloop competitions and attended two national championships. For these accomplishments he was voted on the All-District team his senior year. Brock is currently focusing on shorthanded distance races in beach catamarans and on “One Ring Circus”, a Quest 30. The “Circus” has given him a lot of experience offshore in Block Island Sound. Brock is also bowman and team mascot aboard Oakcliff’s Ker 50 for summer 2012. He enjoys scaling the rig, especially in thunderstorms.