Oakcliff Triple Crown Series Underway
The Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, a groundbreaking plan to reward athletes for their hard work and provide significant financial resources to assist them in achieving Olympic success, is now fully underway with the completion of the first qualifier event in early June.
The Triple Crown Series will consist of up to six regattas to be held annually in Oyster Bay, New York, and will offer both international and American athletes in five of the ten Olympic Classes a chance to win prize grants. Sailors in the 49er, 49erFX, Men’s 470, Women’s 470 and Nacra 17s will race for $100,000 in each class for a total of $500,000 annually. There will also be opportunities to win additional bonuses.
The grants are to be used by the winning sailors to fund expenses associated with Olympic campaigns. The series represents an unprecedented effort to relieve some of the fundraising challenges that typically burden U.S. Olympic hopefuls while simultaneously providing new opportunities to hone high-performance racing skills.
Next Event: Oakcliff Sailing will be hosting the 470 Olympic Sailing U.S. National Championships June 24 & 25. This event will also serve as the second qualifier for the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series. Spots are still open, so if you're a committed Olympic hopeful or just starting out in an Olympic class, don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!
- All Classes: June 3-4 at Oakcliff Sailing, Oyster Bay, NY
- 49er & 49erFX: June 23-25 North American Champs, Kingston, Ontario
- Nacra 17, 470M & 470W: June 24 -25 at Oakcliff Sailing, Oyster Bay, NY
Triple Crown Series Events:
- Oakcliff Triple Crown Series Stage 1 - July 21-23, 2017
- Oakcliff Triple Crown Series Stage 2 - September 29-October 1, 2017
- Oakcliff Triple Crown Series Stage 3 - October 6-8, 2017