News & Notes

Taking the Helm

Taking the Helm Released in Paperback

Oyster Bay (N.Y.) October 8, 2013 — When it comes to breaking barriers in big-boat sailing, few women can be compared to Dawn Riley. She was the first woman to manage an America’s Cup campaign, and the first American, male or female, to sail in three America’s Cups and two Whitbread Round-the-World races. Today, she serves executive director of Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay (N.Y.), a unique school that grooms the next generation of world-class sailors. But the bedrock of her leadership … [Read More...]

Bart and Percy

Our Friend Bart

Last August a few friends and I were sitting around a bottle of Moet at the St.FYC talking about the state of the America's Cup. I don't have a dog (or cat) in this race so I have purposefully tried … [Read More...]


A Different Bucket

St. Barth’s felt very familiar this year and yet it turned out to be a whole new experience.  This was my third Bucket Regatta with the Perni Navi family and probably the 10th time I have sailed into … [Read More...]

Light Wind Steering

From Alicante With Love

I was invited to the Volvo Ocean Race “Legend’s Regatta” in Alicante, Spain. The Regatta was a bit of an ingenious marketing idea, which turned into a run-a-way success. Basically with only 6 Volvo … [Read More...]


Incredibly we are sailing again already.  Oakcliff had its first regatta of the season Saturday April 2nd  We were surprised and very happy to have 8 teams sign up for the first regatta of the season … [Read More...]