High Performance Acorn Program

High Performance 2024 

Learn to race on our fleet of 49ers, WASZPs, and Foiling Nacra 17s/20s. Our expert coaches will provide personalized advice on how to take your sailing and fitness to the next level required for this discipline of sailing. There is a preliminary fitness test that must be passed to be accepted into the program. If you cannot complete the test, you will be unable to sail the boats safely. The test involves completing each of the following within a 1-minute time interval: 25 inverted rows, 15 25 lb dumbbell curls, 15 push-ups, 20 air squats, and 25 crunches. You must also be able to run a 5K in under 30 minutes. Keep in mind, these are the minimum requirements to be safe. The fitter you are, the better.

(Need-based scholarships available)

As High Performance Acorns, trainees will learn:

  • Apparent wind sailing
  • Skiff and Nacra 17 boat handling + sailing skills
  • How to train in the gym like a high performance athlete
  • How to foil
  • Mast and sail controls in the Nacra 17, Waszp, and 49er

Prior high performance experience is not a requirement, but is highly encouraged. Have questions about the program? Email Training Director Ethan Johnson at training@oakcliffsailing.org.                   

High Performance 1: Triple Crown Training Week

June 4 – 12, 2024

Cost: $1,225

Adapted for sailors wanting to get into skiffs, this intensive is placed after college nationals and is perfect for college sailors and dinghy sailors who want to foray into high-performance boats. This training camp leads to the First event of the 2024 Triple Crown series at the end of the program, allowing Olympic hopefuls to compete for Prize Grants to jumpstart their campaign. You will receive expert coaching and a crash course in all things 49er, 470, WASZP, and ILCA including basic footwork, boat handling, sail trim, and more. 

ILCA Camp: Triple Crown Training Week

August 12 – 15, 2024

Cost: $800

Learn winning skills in the ILCA with top coaching. This training camp leads into the Fourth event of the 2024 Triple Crown series which is August 16 – 18. If you have questions, email Racing and Regatta Director Patrice Rachlin at regatta@oakcliffsailing.org.

High Performance 2: Triple Crown Training Week

August 19 – 26, 2024

Cost: $1,225