About Joe Cooper

  • Specialist in solving problems common to sailing 30- to 45-foot-long cruiser/racers
  • Experience sailing all boat types and sizes – from 9-foot sailing dinghies to 150-foot classic yachts and everything in between
  • Racing expertise – from day sailing to long distance
  • 10 years’ experience as a sailmaker, with extensive knowledge of sailcloth, rigging, and deck layout
  • Private & Team coaching
  • America’s Cup veteran (1977 & 1980 campaigns for Australia)
  • Yachtmaster Offshore license – master of vessels up to 200 tons
  • 60,000 miles of sailing experience
  • Born in Sydney, Australia; U.S. resident for 25+ years
  • Located in Newport, Rhode Island

Joe Cooper giving a talk about sailing techniques and equipment, at the West Marine store in Middletown, RI

Prout sailors receive in instruction on Genoa sheet rigging

Coach Cooper instructing young sailors on rigging headsail sheets on a J-105


Coaching a high school sailing team