Match Racing Fills Oakcliff Sailing Center’s Schedule!

Clinics designed by Dave Perry; top ranked US match racer and Match Race Coach for US Sailing Team Alphagraphics photo copyright - Martin LIngnau Oakcliff Sailing Center’s Spring Match Racing Division is open for business.  An on-land match racing seminar March 13th, an on-the-water coaching session on April 16th and an intensive four-day Match Racing Clinic May 5-8 will launch sailors into their summer season.

Dave Perry, the highest ranked US sailor on the ISAF Match Racing Ranking List and Coach for the US Sailing Team Alphagraphics women’s match race team, winners of the Gold Medal at the 2010 Miami Olympic Classes Regatta will bring his unique teaching style, sense of humor and vast rules knowledge to Oakcliff.  Local sailors will receive personalized coaching from one of the best. 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. The spring clinic schedule is designed to kick-start the match racing division at Oakcliff Sailing Center. Throughout the season, the Center’s six Shields and six Swedish Match 40s will be used for match racing drills on Tuesday evening and a series of regattas on Saturdays.  Additional regattas and clinics will be held over the summer and fall sailing season.

To sign up for one of the clinics or find out more about the Oakcliff Sailing Center’s Match Racing Division please email or call; 516 802 0368

Saturday, March 13: Shake the cobwebs and get prepared for your summer season.  Come learn about match racing from experts in the game.

Topics covered will be:

How match racing works Some of the rules you need to know Classic tactical moves you won’t see in fleet racing How match racing skills translate to fleet racing What the crew needs to know and be ready to do Tips on being a good match racing crew •    Come learn more about the 2010 plans for the Oakcliff Sailing Center Match Race Division. Discover how to be a part of advancing match racing in the U.S and giving area sailors the opportunity to become the best match racers they can be.

•    Participants in the March 13 seminar will get preference when teams are formed for match racing in the spring.

•    Fee $30 ($25 for OSC Supporter Club Members)

•    This seminar will be on land. It will run from 10:00 to 5:00. Snacks will be provided. Lunch is bring your own.

•    To sign up, email: or call: 516 802 0368

Friday, April 16: Dave Perry will hit the water and keep the action moving as he coaches regional sailors and competitors who want to get a leg up on the competition before the Area ABC Quarter-finals commence on Saturday the 17th

•    Seminar will feature on-the-water training in the same Shields being raced in the ABC Quarter-finals

•    Dave’s coaching will include video replay and debriefs, with ample individual and team feedback.

•    The coaching session will start and finish at Oakcliff Sailing center and runs from 9am through 6pm. Bring your own lunch.

•    $65 ($50 for OSC Supporter Club Members)

•    Priority will be given to teams racing in the ABC Quarter-finals, then other teams, then individuals

•    To sign up, email: or call: 516 802 0368

Wednesday, May 5 through Saturday May 8: Six Swedish Match 40’s, the boat designed for the World Match Racing Tour, provide the perfect platform for an intensive match racing clinic run by Dave Perry.  This session is designed for experienced match racers from the area and from around the US.

•    Regular participants in the Oakcliff match racing program will have the opportunity to be integrated into teams as crew or observers.

•    Instruction and training will be quite advanced, and will include classroom sessions, video replay and analysis, on-board live coaching while training and racing, and drill work utilizing many of the advanced match racing drills used by the US Sailing Team Alphagraphics.

•    9am – 7pm Wed-Friday; 9am – 5pm Saturday  BYO lunch, daily debrief snacks & beverages will be provided.

•    Fee $500 per skipper  $100 per crew.  ($450 /$80 OSC supporter club members)

•    To sign up, email: or call: 516 802 0368

Umpire Training will be run concurrently with all match racing clinics and more details will be announced shortly.

Oakcliff Sailing Center is located at 2-4 South Street, Oyster Bay, NY, a short ride from either JFK or LaGuardia airports and directly accessible from Manhattan via the Long Island Railroad.

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