2018 Annual Appeal
Building Confidence & Character
Fostering Environmental Stewardship
Teaching Sailing from Puddles to Podiums
“Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It’s the glory of the sea that has turned my head.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
We know sailing has the potential to change a life, and it is possible thanks to supporters like YOU! Together we are providing our community with access to sailing and our city’s precious resource, San Francisco Bay. We’re building the character of the next generation while teaching good habits and safe boating. We’re giving the community access to the water through free or low cost courses and rentals. Everyone who sails on our little gem in the Bay, Clipper Cove, leaves with a renewed self-confidence and a big smile.
“It was challenging to solo sail, but it was also fun. I also thought hiking was scary because I would fall in the water, and now it’s easy!” Samuel – Age 8
“Sailing is fun, it’s really great when the wind isn’t too strong or too light, the coaches at TISC were great, I’m hooked!”
“Thank you for teaching me how to solo sail. I also enjoyed learning how to bring the boat upright after capsizing!”
Since its inception in 1999, over 33,000 people have sailed with TISC and in this year alone we hit many milestones. The Set Sail Learn program served its 6700 the student while total youth served in 2018 was over 2200 with 24,000 hours of instruction.
“Something I was really nervous about was capsizing in the boat, but after I actually did it in a boat with a younger camper, I realized it wasn’t that scary.”
“On a scale of 1 to 10, (TISC) gets 1,000,000!” – Iris, 10 years
“Sailing Camp is one of my favorite things to do during the summer.” – SF Parks & Rec – Joseph Lec Rec Center
In 2018, TISC awarded over $160,000 in scholarships to youth and families. With an overall youth scholarship rate of 84%, TISC continues providing affordable and more often free sailing opportunities while building character and promoting a connection to San Francisco Bay.
“My children have done last year’s summer camp, fall sailing and just finished another summer camp. This program is absolutely wonderful; children are taught water safety, they develop decision making skills, make new friends and have fun sailing the Bay!” Parent
“I like that children learn the important skill of sailing while learning self-confidence, resilience, and communication. Thank you for giving my “at-risk” teen a chance to learn sea lore and risk taking, in this historic, athletic, and supportive environment.” -Esperanza Surls – Parent
“Love the pride, strength and autonomy that this program brings out in even the meekest child. Hizzah!” -Int. Teen Parent
$50 - sponsors Envision Academy Sailing Team's transportation
$100 - sponsors a First Sail Orientation for 4 students
$350 - sponsors a 5-day scholarship for a beginner sailor
$600 – Sponsors a sailor for a 10-day Summer Camp
$1,500 - sponsors one Set Sail Learn Class of 30 students
As a community sailing organization, Treasure Island Sailing Center provides opportunities for personal growth and environmental stewardship through the sport of sailing. Although we serve ALL in our community, the majority of our participants are under served youth. These youth lack the financial resources needed to join a sailing program and often need developmental support. Our programs give these kids a pause from life’s challenges while encouraging goal setting, communication, decision-making, and leadership. Sailing provides a connection to our Bay and the necessary skills to move forward into adulthood, all while having a ton of fun! A big thank you to our on going supporters!