Offshore Acorn Program

Offshore Intensive 1: Bermuda Race (May 20-June 30, 2022) – Cost: $6,900

Join Oakcliff for the Bermuda Race! Includes participation in the Around Block Island Race and Newport to Bermuda race, as well as deliveries to Newport and from Bermuda to Long Island. Practice aboard our Farr 40s in Oyster Bay, with the chance to sail to Bermuda on OC86, Oakcliff’s RP86; Temptation, a Kerr 50; Numbers, the JV66 or one of our Farr 40s. Earn your Safety at Sea certification, gain experience in roles such as Watch Captain, Boat Captain, Navigator, Safety Officer and Provisioner.

Offshore Mini 1: Bermuda Race (June 11-30, 2022) – Cost: $3,450

Designed for Oakcliff supporters who may not have the time to do our longer Offshore Intensive 1 program. Applicants must be 2022 Oakcliff Supporters. Includes participation in the Around Block Island Race and Newport to Bermuda race, as well as deliveries to Newport and from Bermuda to Long Island. Includes Safety at Sea (SAS) certification. Acceptance dependent on racing resume.

Offshore Intensive 2: Mentuck Race (July 3-12, 2022) – Cost: $2,300

Includes participation in the Mentuck Race (250 mile race from Mass to Halifax), and OB to Newport race. Get a chance to sail Oakcliff’s Turbo Farr 40s offshore and learn all there is to know about offshore sailing! Great for sailors looking to break into offshore racing.

Offshore Intensive 3: Doublehanded (July 17-27, 2022) – Cost: $2,300

Come try the hottest new offshore event: Offshore Doublehanded! Trainees learn to sail offshore doublehanded, including provisioning, sleep management, navigation and passagemaking, etc., culminating in a 24 double handed race on our retrofitted Melges 24s equipped with smaller mains, jibs and spinnakers; and water ballast. Great for offshore sailors delving into doublehanded.

Offshore Mini 2: Ida Lewis Race (August 17-19, 2022) – Cost: $750

Sail the Ida Lewis Race in Newport, RI aboard one of Oakcliff’s Turbo Farr 40s. Oakcliff supporters are encouraged to apply for this program. Great for sailors looking to get more racing miles on their sailing CV.

Offshore Mini 3: Vineyard Race (September 1-3, 2022) – Cost: $750

Sail the Vineyard race, starting in Long Island Sound, on one of Oakcliff’s Turbo Farr 40s. Oakcliff supporters are encouraged to apply for this program. Great for sailors looking to get more racing miles on their sailing CV.

In all offshore programs, trainees will learn:

  • Navigation and Passagemaking
  • Provisioning for offshore
  • A rotation of the positions on a big boat – from driver to trimmer and navigator
  • Boat captain organization

among many other things. Experience offshore is not required, but recommended for the Doublehanded intensive.