2013 Saplings

Colin Kennedy
2013, 2014, 2015 Sapling
Colin Kennedy has returned for his third year as a Sapling and is one of the most valuable sailors on the Oakcliff team.  Colin Kennedy grew up sailing on Long Island Sound.  Ten years ago he began sailing Optis at Read More
Parker Lyman
2013, 2014 Sapling
Parker Lyman caught the sailing bug when he was 5 years old at the Stage Harbor Yacht Club in Cape Cod in Massachusetts; his passion for the sport only grew from there. After his family started spending summers in Maine, Read More
Sarah Ragle
2013 Sapling
Sarah Ragle was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado where she learned to sail on Lake Dillon in 2005. She has raced very actively in the Dillon Yacht Club J22 and J24 fleets since then. Further afield, Sarah Read More
Elizabeth Shaw
2013 Sapling
Elizabeth is Canadian; let’s start there. She’s a Canadian who is addicted to sailing, adores her dog Dodger, speaks three and a half languages, likes shiny things, digs real estate and loves being cozy. Her sailing career is diverse. She Read More
Charlie Singer
2013 Sapling
Charlie Singer was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but actually learned to sail in the Outer Banks of North Carolina at Camp Sea Gull where he was a camper and counselor for 10 years. With 10 years invested he doubled down Read More
Jarett “Jake” Arcand
2013 Sapling
Jarett “Jake” Arcand grew up sailing in Scituate, MA. He has been sailing since he was born, his father even gave him a tour of the family’s J-30 before bringing him home from the hospital. After moving to Hawaii where Read More
James Downer
2013 Sapling
James Downer grew up sailing on the Fire Island side of Great South Bay, nearly due south of Oakcliff. Beginning in Optis and moving to 420s, James continued dinghy sailing through high school at Tabor Academy. Since then he has Read More
John Colburn
2013 Sapling
As a child of Vermont, John Colburn needed summer escapes to the coast of Maine in order to satisfy his love of the water. From a young age he regularly visited his grandparents for the chance to race Sunfish with Read More
Patrick Murphy
2013 Sapling
Patrick Murphy grew up sailing with his family in South Eastern Connecticut’s Fishers Island Sound appropriately, aboard their Fishers Island 24. From a young age he developed an admiration for the sport and tried to sail on any and every Read More
Max Vos
2013 Sapling
Max Vos is an 18-year-old law student from Sydney Australia who grew up racing dinghies and yachts (Australian for Sailboats) from a very early age. He has competitively raced tp52s, Farr 40s, and other custom racers such as the R/P Read More
Allison (Allie) Gray
2013 Sapling
Allison (Allie) Gray, 22 grew up in Clearwater, FL where she was always on the water. Not only on sailboats but also aboard her grandfather’s tugboat named after her great grandfather Clark Mills. Mills the designer of the Optimist Pram. Read More
Hobie Ponting
2013 Sapling
Hobie Ponting, 22, a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been sailing for over ten years, but it wasn’t until recently that he began competitive sailing. Learning to sail on catamarans and quickly moving onto big boats mixed Read More