Acorns

Oakcliff Sailing’s acorn program is designed to introduce sailors to the fundamentals of different aspects of competitive yacht racing. Aimed at sailors of all ages the acorn program offers several different specialties in shorter sessions. For more information, please view the Student Programs page. 

 

2019 Acorns

 

Ella Boxall
Shorthanded Offshore Acorn
Hometown: Hamble, UK  I am a young, offshore sailor looking to transition into more high performance racing!  Sponsor: Pinnacle Performance 
James Harayda
Shorthanded Offshore Acorn
Hometown: Singapore I was born and grew up in Singapore where I competed in dinghy racing. When I graduated high school I took a year out to pursue a traineeship Read More
Sara Stone
Hometown: Marion, MA Sara has sailed over 14,000 offshore miles with experience racing boats ranging from 49ers to M32s and DoubleHanded Class 40s to fully crewed race boats from 24- Read More
Paddy Hutchings
Shorthanded Offshore Acorn
I started sailing sailing when I was 8 at a local charity in Plymouth. I then went through the youth system in the UK sailing Lasers, 29ers then moving out Read More
Rebecca Coles
Shorthanded Offshore Acorn
Hometown : Lochmaben, Scotland Fun fact : My nickname is ‘Boo’ and pretty much everyone who knows me from growing up calls me that. I’m pretty sure some people don’t Read More
Cat Chimney
Shorthanded Offshore Acorn
Hometown: Lloyd Harbor, NY People always thought I was born in a life jacket but really the Adventures of the Sailing Kitty started when I was 9 years old. Sitting Read More
Liam Walz
How did I begin sailing and become an evangelist for the sport? It all started in 2010 with an Optimist and some luck. No one in my family is a Read More
Marianna Shand
High Performance Acorn
AnaClare Solé
High Performance Acorn
Sidney Charbonnet
High Performance Acorn
Lucas Sawin
High Performance Acorn
Hi my name is Lucas Sawin. I am 17 years old and I am from Charleston, South Carolina. I have been competing in the Laser Radial for the past 4 Read More
Charlotte Versavel
High Performance Acorn
Jack Sutter
High Performance Acorn
Cam Farrah
High Performance Acorn
I’ve grown up racing multihulls along the gulf coast, but I sail everything from Viper 640s to 420s. I’ve been sailing a C foil Nacra 17 for a few years Read More
Catherine “B” Lindsay
High Performance Acorn
I am a 49erFX skipper currently from North Palm Beach, FL and through my sailing career have held two world titles, three us national, a british national title. Sailing since Read More
Paul de Souza
High Performance Acorn
Cochise Burrows
High Performance Acorn
Charlie Hibben
High Performance Acorn
Charlie Hibben grew up sailing in Barnstable Massachusetts. Charlie started in optis graduating into 420s 29ers and now, 49ers. He is currently studying at Tufts University.
Rachel Bryer
2019 Acorn
My name is Rachel Bryer. In May 2019 I graduated with a Doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island. I sailed with the team there for four Read More
Ellie Glenn
2019 Acorn
I’m Ellie Glenn and I started sailing at the age of 9 and grew up on dinghies in the San Francisco Bay. I started traveling nationally in Club 420 at Read More
Kelly Cole
High Performance Acorn
Jana Laurendeau
2019 Sapling
Hi, my name is Jana Laurendeau. I am a 49er FX crew from Boston Massachusetts. I competed in both the i420 and 29er and attended World Championships in both. Currently, Read More
Severin Gramm
2019 Sapling
Scott Rasmussen
2019 Sapling
Shane Riera
2019 Sapling
Sam Merson
2019 Sapling
Sam Merson is 49er skipper from San Diego, California. He grew up sailing sabots in Southern California and then moved on to 29ers. He started as skippering 29ers and transitioned Read More
Abie Griggs
2019 Sapling
My name is Abie Griggs. I was born and raised I Cleveland, Ohio where I sailed Optis and C420s. I briefly sailed i420s and have more recently made the transition Read More
Ian Moran
High Performance Acorn
Nick Dunphey
Offshore Acorn
Nick Dunphey is 17 year-old sailor from Seabrook, Texas. He started sailing when he was six at Lakewood Yacht Club. Nick usually does bow or jib trim but is proficient Read More
Fritz Woerner
Offshore Acorn
Fritz Woerner is from Grosse Pointe Farms, Mi he is talented in sailing. He has raced C420s Lasers and keelboats including C & C 41 Warrior and SC70 Evolution. He Read More
Marleigh Henehan
Offshore Acorn
Marleigh Henehan is 16 years old and lives in San Diego, California. She has been sailing since she was a baby and currently sails out of Mission Bay Yacht Club. Read More
John Hokanson
High Performance Acorn
Owen McClung
High Performance Acorn
Jack McKenzie
Foiling Acorn
David Ross
Foiling Acorn
Hoel Menard
Offshore Acorn
Hoel Menard is a 15 year-old high performance sailor from San Francisco Bay, CA. He has sailed all his life and started racing at the age of 11. He started Read More
Parker Ludwig-Larsen
Inshore/Match Racing
Parker is an 18 year old sailor from New York City who learned to sail on a 1936 Alden Yawl out of the New York Athletic Club. She got involved Read More
Owen Lahr
Inshore/Match Racing Acorn
Owen grew up in a sailing family and started sailing when he was 10 years old. He began racing in the junior program at the Richmond Yacht Club in the Read More
Sebastien Franck
Inshore/Match Racing Acorn
Sebastien Franck is a 17 year old sailor from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He started sailing in his early teens on a Vanguard 15. Since then, he has taken every opportunity Read More
Connell Phillips
Connell Phillipps grew up sailing on Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, California. It wasn’t  until he was 8 years old when he joined Richmond Yacht Club junior program that his love Read More
Sydney Monahan
Inshore Acorn
Hometown: Fort Myers, FL. I grew up sailing Optis and Lasers in southwest Florida as well as competing in a PHRF class distance races. In my spare time, I enjoy Read More
Lynn Benali
Inshore Acorn
Lynn is 15 years old and is heading into her sophomore year of high school at Manchester-Essex Regional High School. She resides in Manchester-by-the sea, Massachusetts with her parents and Read More