High Performance Acorn Program

High Performance Intensive (June 9-16, 2021) – Cost:$1,225

High Performance Intensive II: Intermediate (July 7-15) – Cost: $1,225 (Sign up here)

Foiling Intensive (August 18-25, 2021) –  Cost: $1,225

(Need-based scholarships available)

Adapted for sailors wanting to get into skiffs or foiling catamarans, the High-Performance Acorn program takes part over two individual weeks of group training. Trainees will get professional coaching on 49ers, Nacra 17s and Waszps. This program can accommodate individuals, crew & skipper pairs, or whole teams looking for a group training opportunity. Between the two intensives we offer custom training for those who want to stay at Oakcliff and continue their High Performance training. Prior high performance experience is not a requirement, but is highly encouraged.

Foiling Intensive

Learn to foil on our fleet of WASZPs, Foiling Nacra 17s, and 20s. Our expert coaches will provide personalized advice on how to take your sailing and fitness to the next level required for this newer discipline of sailing. There is a preliminary fitness test that must be passed in order 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.

As High Performance Acorns, trainees will learn:

  • Apparent wind sailing
  • Skiff and Nacra 17 boathandling + 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

among many other things. Have questions about the program? Email Training Director Ethan Johnson at training@oakcliffsailing.org.