Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Oakcliff Sailing 
4 South Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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Oakcliff Sailing 

Oakcliff July Grade 4 Clinegatta 

Dave Perry returns to Oakcliff to coach the July grade 4

Regatta July 21 - 22

Clinic July 19 - 20

The Two-Day Clinic is included in the entry fee for invited skippers and crew. Independant sailors maybe accepted for the Clinic by registering below. Frequently teams are missing a team member or two and this is an exeptional way to sail with some top level teams and learn from your team mates and our coach. 


The Clinegatta foramt is an wonderful way to work on your teamwork and hone your skills against top notch competiton and  an opportunity to race in the Swedish Match 40s, the boats used for the Oakcliff International and the Thompson Cup both part of the Grand Slam Series for 2018. The event will not only be thrilling for each team, but also very useful to teams trying to make it into the next tier of match racing. 

Priority will be granted to skippers that have at least one season of prior match racing experience and based on the World Sailing Match Racing 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 request for invitation at least one month prior to the event.

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Stern Pole Questions and Answers

Deadline July 1. 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 Clinegatta,  please register below and indicate your interest. Volunteers get a 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
  • -       2015, 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)
  • -       2011-2017, 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 National Judge
  • -       Chairman of the US Sailing Appeals Committee & Member of US Sailing Board of Directors
  • -      National Champion in Collegiate Sailing (Yale), Ideal 18’s and Tasar’s