- Building American Leaders Through Sailing -

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 competed abroad in the International 470 class, raced One Design and big boats in Australia, instructed and coached under the RYA schemes in England, handled communication strategy for an Open 60 team in France and has racked up over +10,000 coastal and ocean miles over the years.

Elizabeth spent 3 years working as the Director of Sailing/Race Director at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron; her home club in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During that time she gained a wealth of experience in race management which uncovered a new passion leading her to become certified as Canada’s youngest National Race Officer. She is currently Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Nova Scotia Yachting Association.

Elizabeth looks forward to a season full of adventure and excitement with the Oakcliff family.