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Dawn Riley      

Founder, Captain & CEO of America True

Dawn Riley is one of the best-known sailors in the world. She was the first woman ever to manage an entire America’s Cup syndicate. She was the first American, man or woman to sail in three America’s Cups and two Whitbread Round the World races. Dawn also was the youngest CEO of an America’s Cup Team when at age 32 she founded America True. A record that still stands.

A past president of the Woman’s Sports Foundation, Dawn is a much sought after motivational speaker. She is currently executive director of the Oakcliff Sailing Center, a non-profit training and coaching center in Oyster Bay NY. Oakcliff has completely unique programs from corporate teambuilding to a tuition based residential program for athletes striving to have a career in the sport of sailing. Through these programs, Oakcliff is helping America regain its leadership position in the sport and Building American Leaders Through Sailing.

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