2015 Saplings

Ethan Johnson
Training Program Director; Boat Captain; 2015 Sapling
Ethan has been sailing for 13 years on offshore and inshore sailboats both large and small. He grew up sailing in high school competitively, shortly to begin coaching sailing. Before Oakcliff he spent each season coaching high school sailing and Read More
Kathryn Shiber
2014 High Performance & Inshore Acorn, 2015 Sapling
You can spot Kathryn Shiber (also known around Oakcliff as Kat) on the water by her black helmet, which she wears religiously while sailing due to many concussions. Kathryn was introduced to the sailing world by her aunt, and she Read More
Austin Colpaert
2014 Inshore Acorn, 2015 Sapling
Austin “AC” Colpaert grew up sailing at Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan with his family since he could walk on the deck of a boat on his own. He started racing Optis in 2003 at age 7 for the Read More
Ivy Binns
2012, 2015 Sapling
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ivy was constantly immersed in water activities, but only took to sailing in 2007. After learning the basics  in El Toros, she joined the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation, a high school sailing team, and has Read More
Conrad Volle
2015 Sapling
Conrad Volle, 23, grew up sailing on the choppy waters of the Great South Bay at Wet Pants Sailing Association, a club founded by kids who couldn’t afford to join a yacht club. Inspired by the spirit of camaraderie and Read More
Alec Caterson
2015 Sapling
Alec grew up sailing Sabots in Redondo Beach, California and moved into Lasers and FJs  later on in his junior career. Soon moving into keelboats, Alec started in the Melges 24 and took up positions with teams in the Melges Read More
Jacob Henley
2014, 2015 Sapling
Jacob  who was with us in 2014 has returned in 2015 and is sailing any time he is not sleeping and that says something as we are not sure he actually sleeps.  Jacob also is the 1st mate on the Read More
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