As a non-profit 501c (3) organization we rely on donations to make our programs sustainable. These contributions help fund coach boats, new sails, maintaining our fleet of boats, and scholarships.

Your Support of PYSF's Mission is Needed Now More Than Ever!

Dear PYSF Friends, Family, Alumni, and Supporters,

For the last sixteen years the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation has continued to grow and provide the opportunity for Youth on the Peninsula to sail and compete. Every year PYSF has reached out for contributions to the program. This year we again are asking for your contribution. Along with funding the successful program we now have a targeted goal, which is to develop a Sailing Center. This long term vision is now coming into focus with several opportunities to pursue.

It is with great pride and especially gratifying that so many Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation Sailors use their training and skills to broaden their horizons, make lasting friendships across the country and around the world while gaining an understanding of the water, teamwork and all of the inherent dynamics of sailing in ways most people shall never know. It is our mission to continue that opportunity for the Youth on the Peninsula.

At PYSF there is steady growth and development, from Eric Anderson; PYSF Founder to Olympian Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer; PYSF Director & Head Coach, the program has become one of the West Coast’s premier youth sailing programs. That is not just hyperbolic self-praise, it is a quote from U. S. Sailing. PYSF as well as many other Youth Sailing programs adhere to U. S. Sailing’s safety and competition protocols. PYSF’s on the water successes are evidence of the outstanding program. Additionally, PYSF was chosen to host the US National Junior Championship Regatta August 7-11, 2019.

From a small open space, an addition of an office trailer, a purchase of 4 America’s Cup containers, and the renting of an open boat storage space at the Port of Redwood City’s launch parking lot, the program’s facility now needs to develop their own Sailing Center. There have been many ideas for a Community Youth Sailing Center and we would like to be part of that solution. We are reaching out to all interested parties to help with securing a site with access to the water to house PYSF. In 2019, our goal is to have the site identified. The plans to build a facility that provide the space and utility for a Youth Sailing Center shall follow as soon as the site is located.

We appreciate and anticipate your support, suggestions, and donations allowing PYSF to operate and grow. Please help PYSF reach their goal. Your tax deductible donation enables PYSF to fulfill their mission statement to provide sailing opportunities for the Youth on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula.

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated but here are some levels for your consideration:

Admiral ($15,000 and above)

Captain ($5,000 and above)

Skipper ($2,500 and above)

Tactician ($1,000 and above)

Crew ($500 and above)

Friend (up to $499)

Thank You,

Coach Molly & PYSF Board of Directors

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