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Matthew H. Kelley was raised on the breezy south shore of Long Island. His first memories of sailing are with his parents and siblings on their Gil Smith R Boat and one design Raven. Matthew attended Webb Institute and graduated with a Bachelor of Science...

Paul Cuneo is Managing Director at Merrill Lynch / Bank of America. He is a member of the New York Yacht Club and the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. He enjoys racing and sailing on a wide variety of boats and you can often find him...

Kirk Radke is a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis' New York office where he is a member of the private equity practice. Kirk has over 25 years experience in various types of corporate and private equity transactions. Kirk Radke came to Oakcliff via Donn...

Art Santry has been one of our key sailors and supporters.  As a sailor, he has followed his father, who was NYYC Commodore, into serious big boat ocean racing.  Art has campaigned Temptation successfully, typically with Oakcliff Acorns and Saplings as crew, and among others raced Oakcliff’s Simon...

As CEO and captain of America True, Dawn Riley was the first woman to manage an America’s Cup sailing team. She has raced on four America’s Cup and two Whitbread (now Volvo Ocean Race) teams. She is the former president of the Woman’s Sports Foundation,...

Joe Stopper is an investment analyst at Yorktown Partners and Oakcliff Capital. He sits on the boards of several Yorktown portfolio companies and is actively engaged in social and artistic organizations. He grew up in Westport, Connecticut where he learned to sail at the Longshore Sailing School....

Suzy has spent her life on boats, including the bow in the 1995 America’s Cup, and since then as helm, tactician, and navigator on boats from her J70 to Super Yachts with Temptation/Oakcliff in between. She has won over 30 International regattas, in 15 separate...

We regret to say that long-time board member, David Storrs, has passed away. Read the Dawn's tribute to him. Durng his time on the Board of Oakcliff, David brought a career of expertise in investment management, consulting, and finance. After graduating from Yale University and Harvard...

David is managing partner of Tomahawke Capital and President of Haeligewielle, a holding company now based in New York. A devotee of both modern racing and classic wooden yachts, David crewed to win national championships in multiple one-design classes, and three consecutive victories in the...

A graduate of Lance Lee’s Apprenticeshop, ’79, Donn is a wooden yacht builder and restorer. He is a native Long Islander who spent many years of his career in Europe restoring some of the world’s finest classic yachts; Altair, Clio, Al ‘ Blanche, etc. He...