Deceased , Modern

Stuart W

Argo Jr.

Stu

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Stuart “Stu” Argo, the owner and president of Argo Marine Group, a marine consulting group based out of Michigan, has a sailing resume that reflects his depth of knowledge and experience in yacht racing at the highest levels of the sport. Besides racing, he also coaches, organizes and manages for other teams, as well as gives clinics and writes articles about the sport. Gary Jobson called on Argo to contribute to his book, Gary Jobson’s Championship Sailing: The Definitive Guide for Skippers, Tactician, and Crew, published in 2004.
America’s Cup Experience
• 1984 – 1986 -Heart of America Challenge -Port Trimmer
• 1987 – 1988 – Nippon Challenge – Coach
• 12 Metre Worlds Starboard Trimmer
• Winner America’s Cup XXVIII
• Winner Citizen’s Cup Defense Trials
• 1990 –1992 America 3 Foundation – Port Trimmer / Sail Coordinator
• 1994 – 1995 America 3 Foundation – Crew selection/ Coach / Crew
• 1998 – 2000 Young America – Downwind Trimmer
• 2000 – 2002 Oracle BMW Racing – Upwind Trimmer /Speed Team Committee
• 2007 Victory Challenge – Trimmer/Coach/Consultant – Swedish America’s Cup Team

Additional Match Race Experience
• 1978 Canada’s Cup Sassy’s Lee Two Ton Grinder
• 1981 Canada’s Cup Black Majic Two Ton Mastman
• 1984 Canada’s Cup Stars & Stripes Two Ton – Trimmer US Challenger
• 1988 Winner Canada’s Cup Challenge 88 One Ton Trimmer –

Additional Yachting Experience
• 1976 – Present Competed in approximately125 Match Race Regattas
• 1981 North American 40 Hot Spur
• March – September 1989 S/Y Endeavour 130-foot J/Boat, first mate, re-commission with trans-Atlantic delivery
• Additional Winning Match Race Regattas – trimmer – 1985, 1986, 1988 Liberty Cups, 1990 Kouros Cup France, 1987 Japan National Match Race Champion, 1982 (bow), 1983, 1986, 1987 Richardson Cups (Great Lakes Champion).
• 1989 50-foot World Cup Champion Carat VII
• 1991, 1992 Maxi Yacht World Champion Matador 2
• 1991 Super Maxi World Cup Champion Matador 2
• 1993 North American Champion J/44 Equation
• 1996 First Overall SORC Equation RP 50
• December 2004 – 2009, Sail Coordinator/ Trimmer – Kiwi Magic 12 Metre KZ7
• 2009 12 Metre World Champion Kiwi Magic KZ 7
• 2010, 2011 12 Metre North American Champion American Eagle US 21
• Offshore races include: Fastnet Race, Montego Bay Race, San Diego-Puerto Villarta Race, Marblehead-Halifax Race, St. Petersburg to Ft. Lauderdale Race, Miami-Nassau Race
• 54 combined Port Huron and Chicago Mackinac Races (four overall victories)

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