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Oakcliff Sailing named an Official US Sailing Team Training Center

Following a medal-free Olympic run in 2012, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider is making several strategic moves to reposition itself over the next four years. Today, the team announced a new partnership with Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, NY, naming Oakcliff Sailing an official training center for the team.
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Following a medal-free Olympic run in 2012, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider is making several strategic moves to reposition itself over the next four years. Today, the team announced a new partnership with Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, NY, naming Oakcliff Sailing an official training center for the team.

Oakcliff will acquire 24 new Olympic class boats—eight each of the Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX skiffs—that the US Sailing team will utilize both for training and youth development throughout the year.

The boats come as a generous donation from Hunt and Betsy Lawrence, founders of Oakcliff Sailing, and the new fleet will allow the US Sailing Team to focus their training efforts on these three classes. “Oakcliff’s fleet-building effort in the Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX is a tremendous asset for the U.S. Olympic Sailing program, providing a training platform for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider that is designed to help generate a performance edge in these classes,” said Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S Olympic Sailing. 

In addition to acting as a training center for the US Sailing team, Oakcliff will also use the new boats to bring up a new generation of racers through their existing Acorn and Sapling programs. Executive Director Dawn Riley said, “Oakcliff is excited to be working with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. We welcome the opportunity to help train the best in the world.”

Oakcliff currently trains sailors in a wide variety of sailing genres: match and fleet racing, inshore and offshore, fully crewed and shorthanded, and is looking forward to adding Olympic training to its curriculum.

Keep an eye on Oakcliff this summer as the US Sailing Team kicks it into gear. 

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