Clinton Sailing Club

2018 Annual Appeal

**UPDATE: THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, WE HAVE RAISED $13,286 OF OUR $20,000 GOAL!! PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TODAY TO OUR 2018 ANNUAL APPEAL. HELP A CLINTON CHILD IN NEED LEARN TO SAIL!!!**

Do you remember who first took you to the beach? A parent, family member, or friend? Be the person to introduce young sailors to a lifetime on the water!

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

Do you love seeing multicolored sails at Town Beach on a beautiful summer day? Would you like to see more Clinton kids learn to sail? Your gift to CSC will help make that possible.

I invite you to think about our mission statement above. Consider how these values reflect our Clinton community spirit: helping those in need, enjoying healthy active lifestyles, and celebrating the natural beauty of the Shoreline.

Sailing also connects people to nature and being in-tune with weather, winds, and waves. Clinton is a seafaring town; being on the water is part of our heritage. I think you’ll agree that these are important shared values for young and old alike.

Sailing builds confidence, teaches teamwork, and develops leadership skills. Sailing is for everyone!

CSC had an amazing summer 2017. You have helped us do so much in only two short seasons. Here are just a few of the highlights we accomplished together this summer:

  • Taught nearly 200 children to sail
  • Gave 40 Sailorships (“sailing scholarships”) to Clinton kids in need
  • Launched Youth Intermediate, Adult & Family, and Women’s Lessons
  • Trained 12 Junior Instructor volunteers to develop future CSC leadership
  • Partnered with our sister organization Pay4ward to offer FREE Veteran’s Sailing

But we must do even more to bring sailing to Clinton. So I set a new goal for CSC this year: provide more opportunities for a broader audience to connect with the outdoors and experience the joy of sailing.

Will you please make a donation today? The easiest way to contribute is online, or mail a check to Clinton Sailing Club, PO Box 22, Clinton, CT 06413. Download, print, and return our donor response card for more options including monthly sustaining donations, employer match, honor/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.

Help a Clinton child in need. Give the gift of sailing today!

Clinton Sailing Club was a dream you helped make a reality. Now it’s time to raise our sails and dream even bigger. Your gift will make children’s dreams come true. I am counting on your support!

Thank you,

Alan Felgate
President & Founder
Clinton Sailing Club

P.S. Please donate today to help Clinton kids learn to sail and create even more wonderful memories of summer! Here are just a couple of our many 5-star reviews:

“This sailing school is a life changer. My son has found his people! The counselors are absolutely amazing. Wish I could give them ten stars!” – Ellie P.

“All 3 of my girls (ages 14, 11, and 8) love sailing camp! Second year for them and they will for sure be doing it again next year! Fantastic program with wonderful instructors! So glad to have it in Clinton!” – Melissa C.

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

Photos by TAKE AIM PHOTOGRAPHY