Mark Strube is a professional sailor with more than 25 years of sailing experience competing at the highest level. Strube is well known in Star Boat racing, finishing 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 9th in his four US Trials. In addition, he is a two-time North American Champion in the Star, as well as European, Bacardi Cup, and two-time Kiel Week Champion.

He is also a New Zealand Match Race Champion, Australia Cup Cup Match Race Champion, Melges 24 Slovenia National Champion, Etchells Bermuda National Champion, and a 5.5 Meter World Champion.


Mark Strube

He has been a sailor on four America’s Cup Teams. Currently, Strube lives in San Diego and is the captain of the privately owned Abracadabra USA 50. In addition, he holds a 200-ton master’s captains license.

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“The Cleat Slider is a sleek and impressive product for any sailor that has torn gear or been bruised from sliding into a Cam Cleat. The product is very strong yet lightweight and will hold up to UV and saltwater. I love how easily my jib sheets slide into the cleat when I’m working the jib in my star boat.

From early on in junior sailing to my many years as a skipper, I’ve sustained countless bruises from sliding into deck-mounted Cam Cleats. The cleat Slider provides comfort and consistency that help to improve my performance.

I am currently using the Cleat Slider on my Star Boats and also my company’s Club 420s and high school boats.”

-Bob Lippincott

Originally from Wisconsin, Strube’s passion for sailing started when he was a young kid sailing with his parents and grandparents.
Strube has an MBA from the University of Miami. He received his undergraduate degree from Northern Michigan University where he attended on a football scholarship.

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