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It’s time to take action for our sport!

For the past fifteen years, there has been a trend in which initial sailing participation and retention, following basic sail training, is declining across the country! The Pacific Seafaring Foundation (PSF) believes this is happening due to not building broader sailing interests for those completing their basic sail training. It is time to expand our sailing experiences beyond racing dinghies to cruising and competing as teams on larger boats, becoming lifelong sailors!

We have launched a new model that would involve participation in more aspects of the sailing sport. Not only would such a new program keep young sailors interested in continuing to develop their basic sailing skills but expand their skills into racing as a team and cruising. In short, we believe that to develop lifelong sailors, we need to expand the breadth of sailing experiences in training programs, involving more than sailing and racing dinghies.

However, the availability of larger boats has proven a roadblock to operating such a training program. Pacific Seafaring Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2023 in the Bay Area, plans to loan larger training boats, in the 40/60-foot range, to organizations to complete this training. These programs will be conducted on San Francisco Bay and in classrooms with three, donated, sailboats from April to December time period, while being used for cruising, team building and the comradery of sailing together when not engaged in sailing programs. Operating costs will be covered by donations from individuals and organizations to Pacific Seafaring Foundation, founded in 2023 by Bay Area sailors.

Sail With Us

We often seek qualified crew to sail the boats in our programs in support of nonprofits, where you can donate your time and skills in daytime events for charitable organizations. Of course, if you would like to support a local nonprofit with a day sail, you could sponsor that activity and sail with them.

Help us with Preservation!

For some of us, a day spent working on the boats with a crew of like-minded friends can be as enjoyable as the sailing to come. There's also much to be learned from the experience about all aspects of boat care. Your donation of time and skills is as important as funding! Those who work or teach get to sail.

Help us with costs!

Although we are blessed with solid volunteer efforts, there are always the usual needs for funding to make their efforts effective. As an active member of the sailing community, you likely know well the costs of merely keeping these boats. When one adds the programs and materials the need becomes substantial. We welcome and honor donors and sponsors at all levels, who in essence make this venture possible for the benefit of this board and the communities in involved.