Sailing has a long tradition of providing character building life experiences to young people in a fun and safe outdoor environment. 


The Youth Sailing Foundation of the Palm Beaches was created to build a sustainable sailing infrastructure working with existing sailing and youth programs in our community.


The Foundation is led and administered by a group of volunteers.  We have seen the positive impact on children who have participated in sailing programs.  We believe that better coordination between Corporate and Individual Supporters of youth sailing and established youth programs can have a significant impact on our young sailors and communities. 


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YSFPB

FJ Project - Fall 2017

YSFPB has recently assembled a fleet of 12 FJ dinghies.  These 2 person sloops (main & jib) are commonly used in High School and College sailing programs. They are also great instructional boats for junior sailors and one-design racers for adult sailors.  

The hulls and rigging sat unused (in the sun) for many years.   The fiberglass hulls are heavily oxidized, but are cleaning up very nicely with a lot of 'elbow grease' from volunteers.  Hardware is in good shape and most blocks, pins, shackles, wires, etc. are operational.  Experts have determined halyards & control lines must be replaced.  These bits & pieces add up but we are trying to be smart & economical to safely prepare boats for many years of sailing.

The big financial hurdle is Sails and Dollies—both required to put boats to use. We are seeking larger dollar donations to fund the purchase of these 2 high cost items.  We have received quotes of $500 for Main & Jib sail sets that should last 5+ year of regular use.  Properly fit dollies are required to make boats very easy to launch/retrieve and they are about $500 each.  

 

4600 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL, United States

foundation@ysfpb.org

Our Mission

The Youth Sailing Foundation of the Palm Beaches will promote the sport of sailing for young people within our communities to provide educational and character building opportunities that youth sailing programs are uniquely able to provide such as confidence, self-reliance, teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, respect, ethical behavior and environmental awareness.

Youth Sailing Foundation
of the Palm Beaches Inc.

A Registered 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Charitable Organization                                                             Promoting Youth Sailing in Palm Beach County

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Current Needs


Four 420 Sailboats

2 person dinghy used in High School & College sailing
(est cost $8,000 each)




Two Dinghy Trailers

Transportation to regional events


Coach/Safety Boat

Coach/Safety Boat
14ft RIB w/ 50 hp motor
and trailer (est cost $17,500)


Graphic/Print Services

Stationery, brochure, banner etc.


Wish List

Keel Boat - J24

Sailboat for team racing, ocean cruising (est cost $5,000)