Contact

Dawn Riley 
Oakcliff Sailing Center 
 
415 760 7642 

Where

Oakcliff Sailing Center 
4 South Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
 

 
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Choose Your Level of Support for 2019 

Our Mission

The mission of the Oakcliff Sailing Center is to raise the level of sailors and sailing in the United States. Oyster Bay’s waters will be filled with sails as the Center offers clinics and regattas for match racers, coaching for individuals and teams, and team building opportunities for companies and other organizations.

Why We Need Acorns

Before founding Oakcliff Sailing Center, we looked at everything to do with sailing in Oyster Bay and around the world. Our research revealed there was a gap in the growth path of sailors, and that we had a very unique opportunity to fill that gap. The founders of the Center decided it should be dedicated to training sailors, boat workers, owners and teams in order to raise the level of sailors and sailing in the United States. Out of dedication to that goal, the Acorn program was born.

The Acorn program is Oakcliff Sailing Center’s signature offering. With scholarships offered to individuals between the age of 18 and 30, it is open to anyone who has shown potential as a racing sailor. Acorns are completely immersed in the world of competitive sailing: everything from the sponsorship and business side of sailing to high–level match racing skills, from proper wet sanding and team management to basics in budgeting and accounting. Graduating Acorns are fully prepared to manage race boats, sail in the America’s Cup, or start businesses. At Oakcliff we see Acorns as the people who will carry our mission forward, representing Oakcliff, its supporters, and America in the world of competitive sailing.

Support Levels

Oakcliff Sailing Center offers a variety of support options, tailored to your interest level and budget. From full sponsorship of an Acorn scholarship to a one-time cash donation of any size, we are grateful for your support of our mission to raise the quality of sailors and sailing in the US. We can’t do it without you.

We appreciate help from all our supporters when it’s time to get the boats in an out of the water.  You’ll help our Acorns, Saplings, and Oakcliff staff, who are on-site doing the day-to-day work while learning valuable life, business, and work skills.

All levels of commitment come with the benefit of being able to sail OSC boats on certain race days.

Crew-Level Supporter

Crew-Level Supporters contribute a $500 donation.  In the spirit of team sailing, the Center asks that you volunteer twice per year.

Family-Level Supporter

Designed for roommates, kissing or not. Family-Level Supporters contribute a $900 donation. In the spirit of team sailing, the Center asks that you volunteer twice per year.

Romance of Racing Supporter

Romance of Racing supporters contribute a $2,500 donation. In the spirit of team sailing, the Center asks that you volunteer twice per year.

Captain’s Table Supporter

Captain’s Table Supporters contribute a $5,000 donation. In the spirit of team sailing, the Center asks that you volunteer twice per year.

Dual Membership – Oakcliff Sailing & City Island Yacht Club

Oakcliff Sailing Center is partnered with the City Island Yacht Club to offer a dual membership. Join both organizations at a dual-membership discount and you ‘ll have access to all the programs at Oakcliff plus CIYC Club Boat Membership, which includes use of CIYC boats, full benefits of social membership at a nicely appointed yacht club and virtually nationwide reciprocity. Find out more about the CIYC’s Club Boat Program at http://www.cityislandyc.org/clubboat.php.

Vintage Yacht Club Discount

As a special privilege, Oakcliff Supporters are invited to take advantage of the Vintage Yacht Club at a discounted rate. Through this arrangement you can sail aboard one of our yachts or choose from their extensive fleet. Download the details here.