Become A Supporter

With your support, we will be able to truly improve the lives of America’s young sailors. These individuals are future Olympians, America’s Cup, and Volvo winners and leaders in our sport. Please consider joining our valued team of supporters who are helping to build American leaders through sailing.

Levels of Support:


Sailing Supporter ($750)

Come sail with Oakcliff for our casual supporter sails, classics racing, and more!

  • Participate in all regularly scheduled programming including weekly match racing drills, supporter sails, fleet racing, and classics racing
  • 20% discount at our retail store
  • Discount to seminars and special events
  • Oakcliff t-shirt
  • Recognition on our donor board


Family Supporter ($1000)

We want everyone. If you have housemates, children, cousins, pets, or anyone else that wants in on the action, bring them!

  • You and your housemates are invited to participate in all regularly scheduled programming
  • 20% discount at our retail store
  • Discount to seminars and special events
  • 2 Oakcliff t-shirts
  • Recognition on our Donor Board


Captain’s Table Supporter ($5,000 – $49,000)

If you go above and beyond for us, we promise to return the favor.

  • Participate in all regularly scheduled programming
  • 20% discount at our Retail Store
  • Discount to seminars and special events
  • 1 Oakcliff Captain’s Jacket – not available for resale
  • Custom coaching plan, champagne cruise for 6, or a ride aboard one of our racing yachts during a race
  • Top recognition on our Donor Board

If you have an idea and want to see how Oakcliff can help, give us a call at (516) 802-0368 and we’ll be happy to discuss a custom arrangement.


Oakcliff Supporters


 Thank you, Supporters!  We can only continue to achieve our mission of Building American Leaders Through Sailing with your donations.

2020 Supporters

Sustaining Circle:  $50,000 and up
Hunt and Betsy Lawrence
Art Santry
Cold Spring Harbor Labs
Captain’s Table Supporter: $5,000 – $49,999
Peter and Cynthia Kellogg
Peter and Karin Leidel
Thomas Patch
The Hayes Foundation
Jason Carroll
Romance of the Sea Supporter: $2,500 – $4,999
George Baker
DeLaCour Family Foundation
Hayes Foundation
John Lubrano
Austin Fragomen
George and Caroline Francisco
Benali Foundation
Paul Gilman
Susanne Leech
Paul and Lisa Cheek
Ann Dangy
James Hannah
Dawn Riley
Family Supporter: $1000 – $2,499
Paul A. Reardon
Carla Panetta
Tim Rulon
Amy Rifkind and Bruce Brown
Clifford Franklin
Sara Burke
Ray Redniss
Supporter: $500 – $999
Thomas Shea
Sam Hahn
David and Cynthia Kellog
Marianne Nash
Jennifer Mack
Verity Van Lines
Donald L. Woodworth
Ed Rawlings
John Fries
Charles Corso
Paul Martin
Joseph Hoopes
Anne Corvi
Ingrid Adamsons
Amy Neill
Timothea Larr
Stack’s Antiquities, LLC
Daniel Keating
Christopher Kuhar
Joyce Lee
Robert Levine
Michael McCarty
Lisa Minshull
Bert Rubin-de-Cervens
Jon Ten Hagen
Donors: up to $500
William Siener
Fred Barash
Carl Olsson
Samuel Lambert Morgan
Edit Larsen
David & Jamie Deming
Bruce Burton
Alex Smith
Eileen Campbell
James and Susan Epstein
Elaine Gould
Elizabeth Roosevelt
Sarah Honey
Ronald Stattel
Edward J. Chimney
John Werner
Douglas and Lauri Lyman
Timothy Clark
Jody Sterling
For any corrections to this information, please reach out to Francis George  or call (516) 802-0368.

Support Our Travel and Triple Crown Teams:

Oakcliff has trained Saplings, Acorns, and Supporters and now it is time for them to go forth and compete on a national and international level.  Your donation will help facilitate the basic needs of travel and entry fees and the recipients promise to represent your contribution well with hard work as they climb their up to the winners podium.

Currently Emma and Carmen Cowles are working hard to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games.  To learn more about supporting Emma and Carmen. Click Here.

Triple Crown Series

The Oakcliff Triple Crown Series is a series of 3 regattas per season for 470 Mens and Womens, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17. A pool of up to $500,000, in prize grants, is awarded to top finishers each season.

Emma and Carmen Cowles bashing upwind towards the Olympics

If the above levels of engagement are not for you, but you would like to support our mission of creating American leaders through sailing, you can still donate!  Donations of any amount are appreciated, and every bit helps.