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Oakcliff Sailing
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Thursday June 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM 
Thursday June 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM 

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Oakcliff Sailing
4 South Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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The Better Chip Match (Grade 3)

Match Race Clinegatta June 4 - 7


Coach Dave Perry

Dave Perry

The winner on this event earns an invitation to three of the four Grand Slam Series events.  Earn a spot in the CMRC Grand Slam event, the Detriot Cup, and the


Racing June 6 & 7 

Clinic June 4 & 5

Oakcliff is bringing back the very popular Clinegatta format. The Two-Day Better Chip 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 Dave Perry.

The Better Chip Match Grade 3 Match Race Regatta is an wonderful way to begin the 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 on the World Match Racing Tour. 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 The Better Chip Match Invitational Clinegatta will receive an invitation to compete in three of the four Grand Slam Series: Oakcliff International, August 12-16; Chicago Grand Slam, August 21-23; The Detroit Cup, August 27-30. 


The coach for this Clinegatta will be Dave Perry.

Observer program invitation

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 May 15. 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 Better Chip Match 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