Racing, Outreach, Organization, and Training
The purpose of the Youth Sailing Initiative is to encourage and promote the growth of youth sailing, that we believe as an activity offers a unique medium for personal growth and enrichment.
Save the date! This year's Safety at Sea seminar will be held
February 25th, 2024 at Bainbridge High School. Registration opens Saturday, December 9 at noon.
For Immediate Release:
The Sailing Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Solvig Sayre as our new Youth Sailing Director. An extensive search began in December 2022, which yielded over a dozen applicants, five of whom were selected as finalists. This impressive group included domestic and international candidates with a diverse range of sailing, coaching, and non-profit management experience. After a rigorous interview and screening process, Solvig emerged as our clear frontrunner. She has since accepted our offer of employment and will officially join our team on June 1, 2023.
Join us for Safety at Sea 2023 in Portland or Bainbridge Island! This US Sailing-sanctioned event is open to all everyone, including cruising and racing sailors, and powerboaters. It incorporates the latest techniques and information available. Topics include: heavy weather seamanship, medicine at sea, damage control/repair, marine weather forecasting, personal safety equipment, crew overboard rescue, emergency communications, navigation, and more! Safety at Sea certification is also a requirement for many offshore races.