America’s Cup: Welcome to New York!

America’s Cup: Welcome to New York!

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ORACLE TEAM USA AC45 training in Bermuda/Sam Greenfield

OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK (April 5, 2016) – The America’s Cup is coming to New York Harbor, and Oakcliff is offering a lucky few the opportunity of a lifetime. Get behind the scenes on one of the mark boats, or sit courtside on a private yacht with champagne and luxury.

Behind the Scenes

You can’t get closer unless you are onboard the race boat. Be a part of the team that helps set the racing marks. Oakcliff is looking for eight people on Saturday, May 7, and eight people on Sunday, May 8, to assist in mark positioning. This is not a frilly luxury spot to watch the racing. It is real, it is raw, and it will have you giddy with excitement.

Join the Oakcliff experts, listen to

Image licensed to Lloyd Images. Free for editorial use. The Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series. Gothenburg. Sweden. Land Rover BAR Racing Team skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) shown here in action on day 1 of racing this weekend Credit: Lloyd Images

The Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series in Gothenburg, Sweden/Lloyd Images

the PRO (principal race officer) on secure radios, set the marks, and then move back and watch as the six AC45s come screaming around the course at speeds up to 40 mph.

Mark Boats will leave from Liberty Landing, New Jersey in the morning and will return after racing.

Oakcliff will provide lunch, water bottle, and a pair of work gloves. Volunteers are asked to donate to Oakcliff. Suggested donation for supporters is $350 and $500 for non-supporters.

Oakcliff has limited spots on Friday to participate in the practice race set up as well.

Exclusive Spectator Boat

The beautiful and luxurious East Bay 48, Sakonnet, will be spectating with only 15 people on board each day. Our House Committee will cater with elegant snacks and a light lunch giving you the feel of your own private luxury yacht. Refreshments including champagne toast will also be provided. Sakonnet will board and return to Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina. Suggested donation for supporters is $250 and $400 for non-supporters.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, send an email to Dawn at