Oakcliff Sailing Hosts Match Race Regatta

By Thomas Nothel

Local sailors had outstanding performances in the World Match Racing Tour Academy Grade 3 Regatta hosted by Oakcliff Sailing of Oyster Bay on August 4-7.

Cormac Murphy and his Waterfront Center team, an Oyster Bay community sailing organization, won the Regatta defeating Alfonso Garcia Bringasut of Mexico in the finals. The team of Doug Shannon, Lindsey Winter and Anne Corvi finished third. Winter and Corvi are Oakcliff Sailing Graduates.

Located in Oyster Bay and founded in 2010, the goal of Oakcliff Sailing is to “raise the caliber of sailing in the United States…Oakcliff offers trainees a proving ground to develop their skill set in the three big areas of competitive sailing: the America’s Cup, the Olympics, and The Ocean Race”.

Oakcliff is an “adult and youth training center for athletes who have progressed beyond traditional coaching methods and want to explore the next steps in their sailing and professional careers”.

The WaterFront Center offers Adult and youth instructional sailing programs for abilities from beginner to experienced racer. Additionally they provide marine education programs, paddleboard, kayak, sailboat rentals, and harbor tours.

The next two match races in Oyster Bay are the “Oakcliff International” on August 25-29; and the “Thompson Cup” on August 30 – September 3, hosted by the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club.

These Races are the third and fourth stops in 2022 Grand Slam series, which is part of the 2022 World Match Racing Tour. Oakcliff Sailing and the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club will be hosting additional Races in September and October. Follow our coverage in the North Shore Leader.