December 2018


Oakcliff Sailing, with its 100+ boat fleet, wide ranging programmes that teach youngsters about life as well as sailing and a team of world-class sailors like Dave Perry led by Whitbread and AC veteran Dawn Riley, is now a worldwide benchmark. But while it is now largely self-funding Oakcliff Sailing Center only exists because of the foresight and financial backing of Hunt and Betsy Lawrence when the story first began back in 2010
 Why they won
‘Hunt and Betsy Lawrence have already raised the level of sailing in the US, and they are just getting started!’ – Dave Perry; ‘American sailing’s national treasure’ – Lansing Hays; ‘Hunt has provided me with so many opportunities I would never otherwise have had’ – Blake Loncharich; ‘Without him a whole marina full of historical classic yachts would no longer exist’ – Richard Davies; ‘Simply to say “thank you” from the wooden boat community’ – Wendy Bliss; ‘Hunt and Betsy Lawrence have accomplished something that the sailing world has never seen’ – Don Costanzo; ‘Congratulations on a life well lived!’ – Lynda Lane.