The United States successfully defended the America’s Cup with only one American on board.
Do you have a nagging sense that the greatest comeback in sports history was not entirely ours?
Oakcliff foresaw this travesty and created a solution. We are working hard to rebuild and change the face of American Sailing as well as the lives of all who pass through our doors. It is working!
In 2013 Oakcliff:
Became the first official US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Training Center
Expanded our fleet to include the world’s largest collection of Olympic class Nacra17s, 49ers, and 49er FXs
Hosted more match racing than any other sailing center in the country
Organized and hosted 19 regattas including the NACRA17/49er/49erFX US National Championship and the Oakcliff International
Celebrated 13 podium finishes for our Offshore Teams
Sent competitors to Grand Prix events including the Mini Transat, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, Grand Slam Match Race Series, and Farr 40 Worlds
We have done this with a small, dedicated group of donors, supporters, and volunteers contributing their time and dollars. We ask you to join this special group and help keep the wave of change rolling.
We are doubling our training programs in 2014. For the first time, we are adding an Adult Acorn program where adults can see how they stack up against the young pros. We will also offer a high performance dinghy camp aboard our 24 brand new Olympic class skiffs and multihulls. This influx of new trainees needs your support to reach their full potential. They also need a place to stay. To that end we will be building more housing. Your tax-deductible gift ensures Oakcliff will continue to lead America in regaining our dominant position in International sailing.
Everything happening at Oakcliff seems almost too good to be true…but it’s real. Best yet, as a supporter you get to join and sail with us. Your donation of $500 or more will be applied directly to equipment and programming:
$2500 will buy a sail
$5000 will scholarship an Acorn
$100,000 will underwrite an offshore campaign
You can send in your support by mail or by visiting https://www.oakcliffsailing.org/support-us
If you would prefer to customize your gift we would love to set up a time to speak in person or by telephone. Call us at 516-802-0368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please join us and support this unique program that changes lives and advances our sport.
Dawn and the Oakcliff Sailing Team