Video above published Mar 3, 2017: Olympic Bronze Medalist Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) and IKA Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) were selected as US Sailing’s 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. They were honored on March 2, 2017 at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan for their accomplishments.
2017 Herreshoff Award Presentation to Hunt and Betsy Lawrence
Video above published Feb 15, 2017 by US Sailing: Hunt and Betsy Lawrence (New York, NY) received the prestigious Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy for their outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing. The Lawrences were instrumental in their financial support for the fleet of Olympic-class boats that were used at the Olympic venue in Rio for over two years to help train American athletes. Having access to these boats provided an important edge for Team USA as they prepared for the 2016 Rio Games.
What is Oakcliff?
Video above uploaded Dec 18, 2011: Oakcliff Sailing Center offers the only comprehensive program that teaches sailors on the water, in the shop, and in the front office. "We're raising the next generation of American racers."
Oakcliff, a high performance training center, was founded by the Lawrences in 2010 and was named a US Sailing Team National Training Center in 2013. Oakcliff acquired multiple fleets of these Olympic-class boats that were used for training and racing in Oyster Bay and around the world. These boats were also used around the country for Olympic Development Program camps over the past two years, and helped many top youth athletes train and expand their skills.
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