2021 Annual Appeal

Do you love seeing kids sailing on a beautiful summer’s day? Would you like to help more local kids learn to sail? Your CSC membership will make this possible!

Clinton Sailing Club (CSC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe, active, and fun community sailing. Our goal is to make sailing available to all local kids ages 8-18, regardless of income level.

Since launching in 2016, CSC has taught more than 750 kids to sail. Just as importantly, we have held true to our core values: helping families in need, getting kids outdoors to enjoy nature, and teaching the lifelong skill of sailing.

CSC also has created summer employment and volunteer opportunities for local youth and adults. Even better, we have helped build Clinton’s reputation as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. And we are just getting started…

I’ll be honest with you, though: CSC had a very challenging 2020. We canceled our summer lessons to keep our students and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Board of Directors made this decision with great regret, but felt that it was the right thing to do. However this meant no income – while many of our expenses (such as maintenance and insurance) remained.

CSC hopes to come back in summer 2021, but to do that we really need your help. Your financial support is more important than ever. To make it easier to give, we are moving to a new annual membership program as offered by many other nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to build a lifelong connection between CSC and donors like you.

Will you join us today? Please give online, or mail a check to Clinton Sailing Club, PO Box 22, Clinton, CT 06413. Learn more about Memorial & Legacy gifts, or download, print, and return our donor card for additional options including monthly sustaining donations, employer match, memorial gifts, and leaving a gift for CSC in your will. Your generosity will help us bring the CSC experience and values into more young people’s lives. I am counting on your support!

Thank you,

Lorie Eadie
President, Clinton Sailing Club

P.S. We are always looking for enthusiastic and positive people to join our volunteer Board of Directors! Future plans include building a Morgan race team and creating a Community Sailing boat-sharing program. Want to get involved? Contact us today at staffing@clintonsail.org

Come join the fun! Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Instagram, and visit us at clintonsail.org. See you on the water!