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As you know, sailing is an expensive sport, but the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation started over 25 years ago to ensure our local youth had access to learning how to sail, no matter one's financial situation. Today, we carry that mission forward and ask for your support so middle and high school teens can experience the joys of sailing and learn the skills to captain their own boat. Getting teens outdoors, learning skills that build confidence, determination and character is never more important than in this media age we live in. Offering up sailing helps engage teens in ways they might not have even imagined they could do! Being the Captain of your own boat, priceless! Learning to work as a team as you Crew, invaluable! 

San Juan Island has seen an increase in the free and reduce lunch recipients, over 50% now, as more families face limited resources, our program helps serve all teens on San Juan Island, if they'd like to learn to sail, but it's only because of your generous support! Scholarships are available to families in need, the SJISF manages all boats, trailers, sails, gear, insurance, small coach stipend, regatta fees and travel to and from races. These costs run about $15,000 annually. So, each year, we seek this support from those who want to give our island teens another option to learn, explore and enjoy while living on an island! SAILING, it opens up new horizons!

*Want to give by check to reduce the credit card fees and platform fee on this site (about 7% when all done) You can mail a check to SJISF P.O. Box 2464, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250  This site is a wonderful tool, but we also want to maximize your donation should you decide you'd like go that route:) Thanks again for your support!

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Scholarship Fund for Teen Sailor's Fee Scholarship Fund for Teen Sailor's FeeHelp a teen sailor be a part of the team! Don't let cost be a barrier to learning these life changing skills.

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Sailing Gear & FJ Boat Sailing Gear & FJ BoatA variety of items needed: wetsuits $120 each, blade bag covers for carrying to regattas and looking for new FJ team boat to add to the fleet, $8750

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Safety Gear Safety GearSafety gear and equipment for chase boats to have for practices, keeping our sailors safe on the water. ie. Walkie Talkies.

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Sponsorship: Name on Boat Sponsorship: Name on BoatInterested in supporting youth sailing by adding your business name or family name to one side of our team's boat? These sponsorships help us cover costs to maintain this program. These sponsorships are renewable each year.

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