Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, NY has joined forces with US Sailing to host a High Performance Acorn Training Camp for aspiring Olympic athletes that take place June 7 – 20. In partnership with US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP), this camp will draw the top sailors from across America to train in Oakcliff’s fleet of six foiling Nacra 17s and nineteen 49ers and 49erFXs. The camp will provide the perfect platform for talented young sailors to step up from the Youth World classes into Olympic classes and a great mentoring and training opportunity for those already campaigning in an Olympic class. Coaching will be provided by the ODP with support from Quantum Racing experts.


Steph Roble (helm) and Maggie Shea hope to represent the USA in the 49erFX at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

US Sailing’s ODP has experienced success over the past several years at major events around the world. At the 2018 Youth World Championships, U.S. sailors won five medals, four of which were gold. Oakcliff has made notable contributions to U.S. Olympic Sailing by awarding up to $500,000 in prize grants, annually, to Olympic hopefuls through the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series.

“We’re excited to be a part of this clinic and partner with Oakcliff to provide more training opportunities for athletes who are looking to take their sailing to the next level” said US Sailing’s Development Director, Leandro Spina.

“All American sailors need to work together to achieve success on and off the racecourse,” said Oakcliff’s Executive Director, Dawn Riley. “I’m very happy to see this trend here at Oakcliff and with our partners such as US Sailing and America’s Cup Challenger, New York Yacht Club American Magic. Together we are leading the way towards success.”

To apply for the High Performance Acorn Camp, visit oakcliffsailing.org/programs/acorn-programs/ or contact Oakcliff Training Program Director Ethan Johnson at Training@OakcliffSailing.org. ■

US Sailing Communication Manager Brittney Manning contributed to this report.


Oakcliff & US Sailing to Host Training Camp