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Colin Kennedy has returned for his third year as a Sapling and is one of the most valuable sailors on the Oakcliff team.  Colin Kennedy grew up sailing on Long Island Sound.  Ten years ago he began sailing Optis at Port Washington Yacht Club and...

Jacob  who was with us in 2014 has returned in 2015 and is sailing any time he is not sleeping and that says something as we are not sure he actually sleeps.  Jacob also is the 1st mate on the Ker 50 Temptation. Jacob not Jake,...

Alec grew up sailing Sabots in Redondo Beach, California and moved into Lasers and FJs  later on in his junior career. Soon moving into keelboats, Alec started in the Melges 24 and took up positions with teams in the Melges 30 Farr 30, Farr 40,...

Conrad Volle, 23, grew up sailing on the choppy waters of the Great South Bay at Wet Pants Sailing Association, a club founded by kids who couldn’t afford to join a yacht club. Inspired by the spirit of camaraderie and independence, he worked to develop...

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ivy was constantly immersed in water activities, but only took to sailing in 2007. After learning the basics  in El Toros, she joined the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation, a high school sailing team, and has been competing ever since. Her sailing...

Austin "AC" Colpaert grew up sailing at Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan with his family since he could walk on the deck of a boat on his own. He started racing Optis in 2003 at age 7 for the Bayview Yacht Club Junior Sailing...

You can spot Kathryn Shiber (also known around Oakcliff as Kat) on the water by her black helmet, which she wears religiously while sailing due to many concussions. Kathryn was introduced to the sailing world by her aunt, and she encouraged her to join the...

Ethan has been sailing for 13 years on offshore and inshore sailboats both large and small. He grew up sailing in high school competitively, shortly to begin coaching sailing. Before Oakcliff he spent each season coaching high school sailing and expanding STEM sailing in his...