We're Here to Help!
This site is sponsored by The Sailing Foundation, which is in a unique position to augment the good work being done by local programs, teams, and individuals. TSF is a resource available free of cost to programs and individuals from Bellingham to Eugene and beyond. Through clinics, consulting, regatta support, training, guest coaching, and scholarships we are helping cultivate the next generation of sailors. If you would like to support us in our mission, please consider becoming a Sailing Foundation Member.
If we can assist in running your program or event, please let us know by emailing Andrew Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with the funding for a youth sailing director came additional funding for two Zodiac PRO 650 Inflatables. These Rigid-Bottom Inflatable Boats (RIBs) are excellent at providing safety, regatta, and coaching support even in the most extreme conditions that the Northwest has to offer. The boats live in the Seattle Area and can be chartered by your program or organization to help run youth regattas or clinics. Depending on the event it might even come with the free help of our youth sailing director! There is a charter fee and we ask that you return it with a full tank of gas. If cost is an issue programs can apply for a grant to have the fee waived or reduced.
Schedule a meeting to sit down with our youth sailing director and pick his brain. Andrew Nelson has a strong background in running junior programs and coaching youth/high school sailing. Whether it's budgeting, convincing a board of directors, expanding your program, buying more boats, or hiring staff we can offer you guidance and support. Staff trainings and workshops are another way we can help your program. If you are interested in setting up a meeting or staff training please use the request form to the right.
We also offer guest coaching services at home practices, local regattas, or for Northwest sailors who come from programs that can't afford to send a coach to regatta that are outside of the region. It's no cost to you or your program to have our youth sailing director come drop in after school one day and work with your high school team or drill your race team for a day during your summer program. Andrew Nelson is a US Sailing Level 3 Certified Coach with extensive experience coaching a wide variety of youth classes including 420s, FJs, Lasers/Radials, and Optis. To inquire about availability of guest coaching please use the form to the right.