Oakcliff Sailing is on a mission to build American leaders through sailing. What is Oakcliff? A nonprofit, a sailing facility, hands-on job training, and an accelerated pathway for sailors aspiring to the America’s Cup, the Olympics, and the around the world races. It’s a program for sailors 15 and up who want to develop their sailing, both on the water and off. In the words of Program Director Ethan Johnson, it’s “living and breathing sailing 24/7.”

It’s an incredible concept; it seemed too good to be true. We went there. We were blown away. Watch.

 

 

This is the first video in the Harken Blockheads series at Oakcliff Sailing Center:

  1. Oakcliff: A Blockheads Documentary
  2. Advice for making a living in sailing
  3. Two Oakcliff Pathways
  4. Meet the Fleet

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