As a long-time member of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Julie Forbes is the newest member of the Sarasota Youth Sailing Green Fleet coaching team. During the week she is the adult sailing instructor for the Sarasota Sailing Squadrons Start Sailing Now program. She started her sailing career as an instructor in 1980 when Sarasota Youth Sailing was in its infancy. Julie comes from a family of sailors. She is originally from NYC and spent summers sailing and racing in the northeast with family and friends. Her career has taken her through 17 years of early childhood education, real estate investing and is a mother of a 20-year-old. During the summers Julie can be found as a white-water raft guide in North Carolina. When not on the water, she practices yoga, bikes, hikes and spends time with friends and family and her little white dog Skipper, the Captain of her heart.