The Sailing Foundation - What We Do
In support of our ongoing missions - supporting youth sailing and improving safety at sea - recent activities of The Sailing Foundation have included:
- Planning for our next Safety at Sea seminar, which will be held February 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2014. The seminar will be held on Bainbridge Island. Click here for more information.
- Holding a Lifesling clinic on September 29, 2013, in conjunction with Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. The events for the day included classroom lecture and discussion, and hands-on demonstration of Lifesling rigging. Exceptionally windy conditions on Puget Sound prevented on-the-water drills, but participants each rigged the Lifesling tackle and practiced MOB recovery while alongside the dock. While itís essential to practice on the water, many participants commented that the biggest takeaway from the clinic was the lesson that prior preparation is necessary to ensure that each boat has the tackle necessary and the crew knows how to use it. Thanks to CYC and to all who attended.
- In conjunction with Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, staging a focused Safety at Sea Seminar for participants in the 2013 Van Isle 360 race. Bob Schoonmaker, TSF board member and US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee member, organized the event and co-moderated with Bruce Brown, US Sailing SAS moderator. In describing Bob's involvement, Bruce stated "I believe we were successful as a result of good organization, a clear understanding of the specifics of the focus of the attendees and a good organization skill and tremendous follow through. Bob made the seminar appear easy to produce, and I know his attention to detail was a tremendous asset." Our thanks and congratulations to Bob, who will also be organizing our 2014 Safety at Sea Seminar.
- Hosting our sixth annual Coaches' Clinic on January 26, 2013, at the Seattle Yacht Club Elliott Bay Outstation. Allison Jolly was this year's featured expert coach. Read more...
- Supporting youth sailing activities through 2013 travel grants and scholarships. Read more...
- Congratulations to our long-time board member, Dick Rose, for receiving US Sailing's highest honor, the Nathaniel Herreschoff Trophy. Read more...
- Supporting three Sailing Foundation Youth Racing High Performance Racing Clinics with Isabella Bertold, Laser Radial Olympic Campaigner and Caleb Paine, Finn Dinghy Olympic Campaiginer. Read more...
- Sponsoring the Mallory Trophy - 2012, and donating 20 racing sails to the NWISA. View photos...
For more on The Sailing Foundation's activities, check out our News/Articles page.
Who We Are
The Sailing Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, based in the Pacific Northwest and dedicated to the promotion of sailing, with primary emphasis on area youth programs and general boating safety.
Our goal is to ensure a strong, competitive racing environment for young sailors so they can compete successfully in venues around the world. We're also dedicated to research and development of products and techniques that improve safety for the racing as well as the cruising sailor.
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The Sailing Foundation
2635 151st Place NE
Redmond WA 98052-5522