Sapling Program

Immersive structured apprenticeship for experienced sailors


Winter Sapling: Jan 21-April 26, 2020 (arrival/departure flexible) Cost: $200 a week plus food

Have a gap year, or time off in the winter? Oakcliff sailing does not stop when the snow flies. Join the team in the boat shop learning absolutely everything that it takes to keep our fleets ready to race. Be first in line for winter racing when available, workout with the team, and even get a head start for a full sapling session in the summer.  

Click here to register for the 2020 Winter Sapling Program

Sapling 2020 Session May 5-Sept 8, 2020) 
Cost: $950/week (Scholarships available) arrival/departure dates flexible

A summer-long dive intro pro sailing through a structured apprenticeship at Oakcliff’s America’s Cup style campus.

Gain leadership experience as the boat captain or first mate on one of our 40’ to 50’ keelboats.

Benefit from elite-level coaching and grow to be a coach yourself. Master a wide set of skills including marine electronics, rigging, composites, boat building, sailmaking, marine engines, and campaign management.

Working inside high performance projects provides the best hands-on learning experience. Explore multiple career opportunities that exist, with an insider’s perspective from Oakcliff’s coaches and partners.

All of our graduates are employed or continuing their education. Many of them never want to leave, and some still haven’t: several have transitioned to our full-time staff.

Develop relationships that will vault you into a career in sailing. Network and connect with leaders in the international sailing community.

Follow this link to sign up for the Sapling Apprenticeship Program