Author: Francis George

Exercising at Peak 180 when he was still at Oakcliff Last October, Oakcliff collaborated with New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, to host a week of training & tryouts with Oakcliff graduates. Sean O’Halloran stood out amongst the candidates.  When...

Just like any sport, sailing is evolving quickly with modern technology. With heavier loads, lighter weight, and optimized designs, the boats are faster, more agile, and inherently more dangerous. As the industry shifts from displacement boats to planing and even foiling boats, crew fitness and...

 A little over a year ago, Sara Stone left her career in infectious disease control to become a Sapling at Oakcliff and pursue her dream of doing the Ocean Race. Since graduating from the program, her career has been pedal to the metal; just last week she did bow...

The Offshore Acorns left the dock in Oyster Bay at 6:30am on Monday. With sunny skies and 8 knots of breeze, they had champagne conditions cruising down Long Island Sound towards the first stop of their trip: Mystic, CT. The first half of the trip was spent motoring...

June 30, 2019 (OYSTER BAY, NY) - The day started with the perfect conditions for the six teams to race Swedish Match 40s: 12 knots of breeze and sunny skies. Just after the second flight the breeze shut off. Not long after, a squall...

The first day of the 165th NYYC Annual Regatta consisted of a race around Conanicut Island. With the breeze steadily blowing in the low to mid 20s, it was a quick circumnavigation and the race officials joked afterwards that they should've sent the boats around...

Our High Performance Camp is in full swing, trapeze harnesses and all. Good breeze and sunny skies have made the perfect conditions for the 32 new acorns to hone their skills in the Olympic skiffs and cats. Thanks to support from US Sailing who added...

Oakcliff’s three Farr 40s and the Open 30 Overproof embarked on the Annapolis to Newport Race at 11am on Saturday, June 8. For the first 15 hours of the race, the teams juggled their jibs and Code Zeros reaching out of the Chesapeake Bay. Farr 40s Blue and...

OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK (June 2, 2019) – Pearson Potts, the 2017 US Match Racing Champion (USMRC), lived up to his title at Oakcliff’s June Grade 3 regatta where, out of eight races, he only incurred one loss to second place finisher Chris Poole. Potts...