Awards & Trophies

Outstanding Community Sailing Program Award

The Outstanding Community Sailing Program Award is given annually to a program that has made notable contributions to promote public access sailing. Both seasonal and year round programs are eligible, and staff may consist of either volunteers or paid employees.

Additionally, programs of all sizes and programmatic focus will be considered. A nomination for this award should focus on how an organization has, during the previous twelve months, demonstrated noticeable grown in their membership, programming offerings (including any newly developed, or expanded partnerships) or community involvement/awareness. Details regarding the most outstanding courses/programs that an organization offers should also be included.

Nomination URL

To make a nomination for this Award, please visit: Nomination Link


Previous Award Recipients

  • 2018 – Community Sailing of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
  • 2017 – Duxbury Bay Maritime School (Duxbury, MA)
  • 2016 – Mission Bay Aquatic Center (San Diego, CA)
  • 2015 – Hudson River Community Sailing (New York, NY)
  • 2014 – Traverse Area Community Sailing (Traverse City, MI)
  • 2013 – New England Science & Sailing (Stonington, CT)
  • 2012 – Downtown Sailing Center (Baltimore, MD)
  In 2012, the “Outstanding Year Round Program” award and the “Outstanding Seasonal Program” were combined into one award.   Outstanding Year Round Program
  • 2011– Edison Sailing Center
  • 2009 – The Center for Wooden Boats
  • 2008 – CSUN Boating Instruction Safety Center
  • 2007 – Treasure Island Sailing
  • 2006 – Comm. Sailing Ctr, City of Ventura Parks & Recreation Dept.
  • 2005 – Westwind Sailing
  • 2004 – Cal Sailing Club
  • 2002 – Lake Forest Sailing
  • 2001 – US Sailing Center of Martin County
  • 2000 – Mission Bay Aquatic Center
  • 1999 – Dana Point Youth & Group Facility
  • 1998 – Orange Coast College Sailing Center
  • 1997 – Shake-A-Leg Miami
  Outstanding Seasonal Program
  • 2011 – Hood River Education
  • 2010 – Nantucket Community Sailing
  • 2009 – Manchester Sailing Association
  • 2008 –Tahoe Community Sailing
  • 2007 – Sail Sand Point
  • 2006 – Friends of Belmar Harbor
  • 2005 – Town of Sharon Recreation Depart.
  • 2004 – Mount Desert Island Comm. Sailing Center
  • 2002 – American Red Cross National Aquatic First Aid & Small Craft School
  • 2001 – Community Sailing of Colorado
  • 2000 – Traverse Area Community Sailing
  • 1999 – Community Youth Sailing Program & Baltimore’s Downtown Sailing Ctr.
  • 1997 – Lake Champlain Community Sailing
  • 1996 – Footloose Sailing Association
  • 1995 – Baltimore County Sailing Center
  • 1994 – Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
  • 1993 – Sail Newport