Working to change the face of American sailing
Published on December 10th, 2013
By Dawn Riley, Oakcliff Sailing Center
The United States successfully defended the America’s Cup with only one American on board. Do you have a nagging sense that the greatest comeback in sports history was not entirely ours?
Oakcliff foresaw this travesty and created a solution. We are working hard to rebuild and change the face of American Sailing as well as the lives of all who pass through our doors. It is working!
What is Oakcliff?
Located in Oyster Bay, NY, we are a non-profit training center dedicated to raising the level of sailors and sailing in the United States. The founders of Oakcliff decided to create a center dedicated to training sailors, boat workers, owners and teams, unlike any other on the planet. Here you can become a better sailor, and also learn to run a business in the marine industry.
In 2013 Oakcliff:
Became the first official US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Training Center
Expanded our fleet to include the world’s largest collection of Olympic class Nacra17s, 49ers, and 49er FXs
Hosted more match racing than any other sailing center in the country
Organized and hosted 19 regattas including the NACRA17/49er/49erFX US National Championship and the Oakcliff International
Celebrated 13 podium finishes for our Offshore Teams
Sent competitors to Grand Prix events including the Mini Transat, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, Grand Slam Match Race Series, and Farr 40 Worlds
We are doubling our training programs in 2014. Click here to learn more about Oakcliff.