Midwest Acorn Program


Program Dates

July 5 – August 5, 2022



$1,150 per Week – 2 Week Minimum


Bayview Mackinac Race – July 16, 2022

Chicago Mackinac Race – July 22, 2022


Ugotta Regatta – July 30 to August 1, 2022 – TBC


Eric Wynsma has generously donated again, this time a Farr 400.  While the Farr 400 is a bit smaller than the OC86 that we trained and sailed on the Great Lakes last summer, it will allow us to offer a second summer of Midwest programming.  The bonus of having a smaller sailboat for summer 2022 is the program will be led by the very same trainees who raced on OC86.  While Oakcliff is on the Great Lakes we will also be able to spend some time doing outreach with local junior and community sailing programs.

This awesome program is a 36-day long program encompassing at least two major events: the Port Huron Mac and the Chicago Mac. Athletes in this program will be fully involved in the prep, and learning how to handle the equipment associated with this boat. 

Trainees will learn:

  • Project Management
  • Provisioning for offshore
  • Positions from driving to trimming to navigation
  • Serving as a first mate or boat captain
  • Leadership lessons and more

Email Training Director Ethan Johnson at training@oakcliffsailing.org for more information.