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Jorge Madden Ruiz

Training Director

My name is Jorge Madden Ruiz and I grew up in the Canary Islands, Spain: a place I like to describe as the “Spanish Hawaii.”

I’m into watersports since I was 6 years old. Some of the highlights of my career include a successful youth sailing career sailing Lasers at international level, 5 years competing at the Kiteboarding World Tour, a 3 year Mini Transat campagin leading to the finish of the 2011 race to Brasil, and lot of offshore and inshore racing on boats from J80s to high performance Maxi Yachts as crew, boat captain and project manager. My latest passion is foiling on Waszps.

One of my principal responsibilities will be to reach out and engage with sailors, coaches and sailing programs all over the US and internationally and welcome you into Oakcliff’s unique training opportunities.