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Inaugural Oakcliff Challenge provides diverse event format

Published on December 4th, 2014

As a result of the recent discussions in Scuttlebutt about the growing demand for a more exciting, varied, social racing format, Oakcliff Sailing Center has announced the inaugural Oakcliff Challenge to be held at their site in Oyster Bay, NY on June 10-12, 2015.

Invitations are open to all Yacht Clubs, Sailing Centers, and College Sailing Teams to join Oakcliff for three days of multi-format racing.

The day one clinic will be run by rules and tactics expert Dave Perry to get teams up to speed in the Match 40s. “Anyone who has been to a Dave Perry clinic can testify to how entertaining, educational and fun the day is,” notes Bill Simon, Race Program Director, Oakcliff Sailing Center.

Day two will be a day of short fleet races with real-time coaching, and finally day three will see the champions crowned after an ISAF grade 5 match race regatta. There will be a fleet race winner, a match race winner and an overall winner.

“We expect a lot of fun and camaraderie where we will have as many of the teams that want to, stay in the new Bunkhouse and spend their evenings commingling and socializing,” adds Simon. “This new and exciting format is a great opportunity to race the sleek Match 40 in high intensity short course racing, and to learn and apply many of the match racing tactics that will take your fleet racing to another level and importantly add a social side to the event.”

To learn more about the event or to request an invitation: bsimon@oakcliffsailing.org.



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