Youth Sailing Foundation’s mission is to provide Indian River County with educational, recreational, and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. Run by volunteers, Youth Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is the only organization providing sailing lessons in Indian River County. Lessons, on a fleet of donated boats, are free for children from age 8 to 18 during the school year. Both on-the-water and in-the-classroom training are used by volunteer instructors and coaches to teach sailing.
During the summer months, one-week sessions of Summer Sailing Camp are held at The Moorings Yacht & Country Club. These fun sessions are for beginning sailors between the ages of 8 & 13. The cost is $250.00/week including lunch each day.
Youth Sailing Foundation also offers the opportunity to build a small wooden Optimist sailboat to a child and his/her parents for the cost of the sailboat kit. Building boats is supervised by a separate group of volunteers who meet twice a week to build, repair and maintain our fleet of boats, building and property.
Youth Sailing Foundation also offers adult sailing lessons. Each session consists of 8 weeks of classroom and on-the-water training taught by qualified volunteer instructors. The fee is $400.00/session. This money helps Youth Sailing Foundation continue to offer free lessons to children.
Volunteers who can instruct, or help teach sailing to children and adults
Volunteers who enjoy working with wood, fiberglass, metal, etc.
Volunteers who enjoy helping run events or raising funds
Volunteers with computer or organizational skills