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Bill Simon 
Oakcliff Sailing
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Thursday May 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM 
Sunday May 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM 

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Oakcliff Sailing
4 South Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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Oakcliff May Invitational (Grade 4)

Match Race Clinegatta May 28 - 31


Coach Dave Perry

Dave Perry

Racing May 30 & 31

Clinic May 28 & 29

Oakcliff is bringing back the very popular Clinegatta format. The Two-Day Oakcliff Clinic is included in entry fee for invited skippers and crew. Independant sailors maybe accepted for the Clinic by registering below

The Oakcliff May Invitational Grade 4 Match Race Regatta is an wonderful way to begin the 2014 season against top notch competiton and  an opportunity to race in the Swedish Match 40s, the boats used for the Oakcliff International as well as this years US Match Race Championship. The event will not only be thrilling for each team, but also very useful to teams competing in the GRAND SLAM or on the World Tour.

The winner of this regatta will earn a spot in the Oakcliff Halloween Invitational.

Priority will be granted to skippers that have at least one season of prior match racing experience and based on the ISAF World Ranking List. Special consideration will be given to collegiate and women’s teams in addition to teams traveling a distance of more than 500 kilometers. Please send your reguest for invitation at least one month prior to the event.

Notice of Race

Deadline April 10. Competitors may enter and pay their entry and deposit fees after receiving an invitation to this event.


Oakcliff Sailing has some of the best volunteers around. If you would like to join the team for the Oakcliff Spring Invitational Clinegatta,  please register below and indicate your interest. Volunteers a get front row seat to the action. Choose from housing, hospitality, race committee, umpire assistance and more. Once registered, the Oakcliff staff will contact you shortly to confirm your request and participation. 

Dave Perry
  • Professional Sailor
  • Coach / Consultant
  • Rules Expert
  • Author of three books on racing:

  • -       Winning in One Designs
  • -       Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • -       Dave Perry’s 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes
  • -       2011, 2008, 2006 & 1982 U.S. Match Racing Champion (POW Trophy)
  • -       2010 Toyota International Match Race for the Detroit Cup winner
  • -       2009 Seawanhaka Cup winner
  • -       2009 North American representative at ISAF Nations Cup
  • -       2007 South American Match Racing Champion
  • -       1998 & 1992 Knickerbocker Cup winner
  • -       1984 & 1983 Congressional Cup winner
  • -       1991-1992, Rules Advisor for Il Moro di Venezia, America’s Cup Challenger
  • -       2006-2007, Rules Advisor and Afterguard Coach for Victory Challenge (Swedish America’s Cup Challenge)
  • -       2011-2013, Rules Advisor for Artemis Racing, Challenger of Record for the America’s Cup
  • -       2008 & 2012 Rules Advisor for U.S. Olympic Sailing Team
  • -       Coach for the USSTAG Women’s Match Race Team and for Sally Barkow’s team in particular
  • -       US Sailing Senior Certified Judge
  • -       Chairman of the US Sailing Appeals Committee &
  •         Match Racing Committee
  • -      National Champion in Collegiate Sailing (Yale), Ideal 18’s and Tasar’s