Board of Directors

Oakcliff Sailing has a very accomplished Board of Directors and is honored to have the following individuals on the board:

Bill Simon
Bill Simon joined Oakcliff in 2010 and was our Race Program Director for 8 years. During that time, he put to good use his MBA in Finance and 30-plus years of small business experience as CFO and COO. As the Read More
Dave Perry
Dave Perry is a five-time winner of the U.S. Match Racing National Championship, and was the coach for the US Sailing Team Alphagraphics women’s match race team in their preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games. Dave was an athletic director Read More
Donn Costanzo
A graduate of Lance Lee’s Apprenticeshop, ’79, Donn is a wooden yacht builder and restorer. He is a native Long Islander who spent many years of his career in Europe restoring some of the world’s finest classic yachts; Altair, Clio, Read More
David Halliwill “Emeritus”
David is managing partner of Tomahawke Capital and President of Haeligewielle, a holding company now based in New York. A devotee of both modern racing and classic wooden yachts, David crewed to win national championships in multiple one-design classes, and Read More
David Storrs
1944-2019
We regret to say that long-time board member, David Storrs, has passed away. Read the Dawn’s tribute to him. Durng his time on the Board of Oakcliff, David brought a career of expertise in investment management, consulting, and finance. After Read More
Suzy Leech
Suzy has spent her life on boats, including the bow in the 1995 America’s Cup, and since then as helm, tactician, and navigator on boats from her J70 to Super Yachts with Temptation/Oakcliff in between. She has won over 30 Read More
Anne K. Scully, Esq
Anne has nearly 30 year’s experience as an attorney and trade association executive, with a focus in the financial services industry. She began her career within the legislative/regulatory arenas in Washington, DC, where she served as legislative counsel in the Read More
Joe Stopper
Joe Stopper is an investment analyst at Yorktown Partners and Oakcliff Capital. He sits on the boards of several Yorktown portfolio companies and is actively engaged in social and artistic organizations. He grew up in Westport, Connecticut where he learned to sail Read More
Dawn Riley
CEO
As CEO and captain of America True, Dawn Riley was the first woman to manage an America’s Cup sailing team. She has raced on four America’s Cup and two Whitbread (now Volvo Ocean Race) teams. She is the former president Read More
Karin McKinnell Leidel
Oakcliff Fundraising Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Member Karin M. Leidel is a 20 plus year veteran of NASDAQ.   She has advised 2,000 companies in a relationship management and business development capacity.   NASDAQ moved her to New York from California just Read More
John McGrane
As manager of Oyster Bay Marine Center for 34 years (now retired), John has been nearby on the sidelines watching Oakcliff Sailing grow from its beginning. His career at OBMC and prior marine industry management positions have been focused on Read More
Art Santry
Art Santry has been one of our key sailors and supporters.  As a sailor, he has followed his father, who was NYYC Commodore, into serious big boat ocean racing.  Art has campaigned Temptation successfully, typically with Oakcliff Acorns and Saplings as crew, Read More
Kirk Radke
Kirk Radke is a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ New York office where he is a member of the private equity practice. Kirk has over 25 years experience in various types of corporate and private equity transactions. Kirk Radke Read More
Paul Cuneo
Paul Cuneo is Managing Director at Merrill Lynch / Bank of America. He is a member of the New York Yacht Club and the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. He enjoys racing and sailing on a wide variety of boats and Read More