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As part of our on-going missions of supporting area youth sailing and promoting safety at sea, The Sailing Foundation's activities have included many events over the years.

2023 News

Safety at Sea 2024

November 3, 2023

This year's Safety at Sea seminar will be held February 25th, 2024 at Bainbridge High School. 
Both the class and waitlist for the February 25th, 2024 Bainbridge Island Safety at Sea training are full.
Please join our Safety at Sea mailing list for updates regarding future classes.


Safety at Sea, students in life raft smiling


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Introducing Solvig Sayre

May 1, 2023

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. 

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Safety at Sea 2023

March 5, 2023

Safety at Sea Portland and Bainbridge Island


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. 

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Coaches Clinic/Youth Leadership Symposium

January 28, 2023

 Coaches Clinic / Youth Sailing Leadership Symposium

Our 15th Annual Coaches Clinic/Youth Leadership Symposium was held Saturday, January 28 at Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. Coaches, program administrators, commodores and more connected and shared ideas across a wide array of topics.

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