Offshore Acorn Program

Offshore 1: Block Island race, Annapolis to newport, nyyc annual (May 16 – June 14, 2023) – Cost: $3,800

Join Oakcliff for the Annapolis to Newport Race! Includes participation in the Around Block Island Race, Annapolis to Newport, and the NYYC Annual Regatta. Be in Newport for the Start of The Ocean Race. Practice aboard our Farr 40s in Oyster Bay, with the chance to sail to gain delivery miles on OC86, Oakcliff’s RP86; or one of our Farr 40s. Earn your Safety at Sea certification, and gain experience in roles such as Watch Captain, Boat Captain, Navigator, Safety Officer, and Provisioner. At 1100 miles, this is the most ocean miles of any of our programs.  

Offshore 2: Marblehead to halifax (June 30 – july 19, 2023) – Cost: $2,850

Race the Marblehead to Halifax Race, a historic 360-mile trek across the Gulf of Maine. This race is a World Sailing Cat 2 race. Warm up for the race with a sail to Mystic Seaport and get a behind the scenes tour of this historic and living museum. Race on one of Oakcliff’s Turboed Farr 40s offshore and learn all there is to know about bluewater sailing! Great for sailors looking to break into offshore racing and prepare for next year’s Newport to Bermuda Race.

Offshore 3: Vineyard Race (august 28 – September 4, 2023) – Cost: $950

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