Midwest Acorn Program



Bayview Mackinac Race 100th Anniversary- July 16-25, 2024. 

cost: $1,900


you gotta Regatta 

July 25 – 29, 2024. COst: $950


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 in 2021, it allows us to offer a fourth summer of Midwest programming.  The bonus of having a smaller sailboat for summer 2023 is the program will be led by the very same trainees who raced OC86 and the Farr 400.  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 full-on freshwater experience encompassing two major events: the Port Huron Mac as well as the infamous “You Gotta’ Regatta” race in beautiful Harbor Springs Michigan. Athletes in this program will be fully involved in the preparation, practicing (at Bayview)  racing, and maintaining this boat.   *note we highly recommend athletes participate in all sessions but can be somewhat flexible in start and finish times. 

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