High Performance Acorn Program

High Performance Intensive 1: Intro to Skiffs (June 4-8, 2022) –Cost: $1,150

Adapted for sailors wanting to get into skiffs, this intensive is perfect for college sailors and dinghy sailors who want to foray into high performance boats. Shorts and sweet, so it can fit into a summer work schedule, this camp will give trainees a crash course in all things 49er, including basic footwork, boat handling, sail trim and more.

High Performance Intensive 2: Foiling Camp (July 6-13) – Cost: $1,150

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 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.

High Performance Intensive 3: Intermediate Skiffs (July 6-13) – Cost: $1,150

Want to take your skiff sailing to the next level? Join Oakcliff for the Intermediate skiff sailing camp, focused on honing your skiff skills, including racing tactics, advanced tuning and boat handling skills, and 49er boat work and repair. Perfect for those with training for 49er Worlds in Halifax. Prior 49er experience is highly encouraged.

(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

among many other things. 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.