Bill Simon joined Oakcliff in 2010 and is our Race Program Director. He brings his 30-plus years of small business experience as CFO, COO and MBA in Finance to help support the Executive Director and the Oakcliff mission. An avid local sailor, Bill organizes the array of events offered at Oakcliff. In addition to scheduling our Grades 5-1 Match Racing regattas and Clinegattas, Bill also coordinates Oakcliff’s coaching clinics, Race Management, Umpire and Judge Seminars. He works with the Wednesday night Fleet Racing program and encourages all local sailors to join the educational fun. In his 40-plus years on the water, Bill has campaigned a Sonar and other class boats on Manhasset Bay and has enjoyed major regional racing, including crewing on a couple of Newport to Bermuda races. Most recently he participated in the Sonar North Americans in Manhasset Bay. While at Oakcliff, Bill took advantage of the seminars offered and is a Club Race Officer, Judge and Umpire. As a member of the US Sailing Match Racing and US Sailing Match Racing Championship Committees, Bill works diligently to grow Match Racing in the US and abroad. He is eager to combine his background and sailing passion into programs that will assist Oakcliff Sailing in its mission, as well as supporting Acorns and Saplings in preparing for sailing industry careers.
He has now retired to Annapolis with his wife but remains involved with Oakcliff as a member of the Board of Directors.