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The purpose of the Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundation is to support all charitable activities, including education of on-the-water boating activities, safety, and ameteur competition. The selection of scholarship recipients and operation of the Foundation shall be the responsibility of the entire board.

Article I, Section 1 of our bylaws



Each year SYSF desires to renew funding commitments to many local programs:


  • Sail Training Scholarships for deserving youth and Equipment Upgrades at the Sausalito  Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program
  •  Local youth sailing regattas
  • Scholarship funding for participants in the
  •  Spaulding Wooden Boat Center Youth Apprentice Program
  • Travel Expenses and Scholarship Funding for the Tamalpais High School Sailing Tea
  • Facilities upgrade at Cass Gidley Marina & Sausalito’s Dunphy Park


These and new grant requests total many tens of thousands of dollars each year. In order for SYSF to maintain funding, we need community’s support whether it is donated items for our Opening Day Silent Auction, purchases at our Sausalito Art Show Food Booth, or cash donations.


Send tax deductible checks to SYSF: 1001 Bridgeway Suite 906, Sausalito CA 94965, or Donate using the PayPal button below:


If you would like to have a boat named after you in the SYC Youth Sailing Program, the SYSF provides the perfect vehicle.  All donations are fully tax deductible.  The SYC Youth Sailing Program is in need of the following assets:

  1. Opti Trainers approximate cost $4,000

  2. Flying Junior (FJ) sailboats: approximate cost $8,500

  3. Collegiate 420 sailboats approximate cost $10,000


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