Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation for the support of youth sailing in Oregon. OYSF was established in 2007 in Portland, Oregon, and makes grants to support youth dinghy sailing. As of 2017, OYSF has raised over $350,000 and funded boats, sails, multimedia equipment, and sailing camp scholarships at Willamette Sailing Club, the Columbia Gorge Racing Association, and the Oregon Maritime Museum.
Our current major project is the Willamette Sailing Club Capital Campaign, a fundraising effort in support of the new WSC Sailing Center opening this year.
We are also raising funds for our Youth Sailing Equipment Fund and our Youth Sailing Travel Reimbursement Fund. The equipment fund accepts cash donations and selected in-kind donations to provide equipment for youth sailing programs. The travel reimbursement fund helps defray the cost of out-of-town travel for youth racing competitors.
In addition, we raise funds for scholarships to specifically allow disadvantaged youth to gain access to sailing instruction.Woody Blackford, President