Fast Facts: Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation is the only organization of its kind in the South Bay. It serves hundreds of kids per year with fall, spring, and summer programs. It enables high school sailing teams at over a dozen Peninsula based high schools. It supports our entire community by offering financial assistance to kids in need. Its director is an Olympian who has designed the program to offer the kids a full range of sailing and life experiences. Plus:
- PYSF is a not-for-profit organization with a full-time director, staff, over 50 boats, and a board of advisors comprised of 14 volunteers.
- PYSF is a stand-alone organization which serves the entire community and as such does not benefit from a yacht club’s large financial endowment.
- PYSF recently added a second venue at Westpoint Harbor. As part of this move, PYSF partners with The Club at Westpoint.
Reasons to give
PYSF is unable to fully meet the needs of the community without generous outside donations. Students pay fees which cover the daily costs of running the program. However, these fees do not allow for scholarships for kids in need or for capital expenditures for boats, equipment, and facilities. PYSF needs donations to:
- Fund scholarships to serve more kids in our community
- Purchase boats to replace old/aging boats and to grow the fleet
- Build a permanent facility (currently PYSF operates out of shipping containers)
PYSF has immediate financial needs
FJ Fleet – These boats are supplied to the peninsula high school teams and are critical to providing all kids an opportunity to sail. We have a thriving high school racing program primarily because we can provide equipment to all sailors at every level. *The fleet of 20 FJs was purchased in 2021 for $200,000. Thanks to donations we have covered $80,000*
C420 Fleet – C420s are used by our High School racers. Our fleet of 10 boats is over 10 years old and needs to be updated! A C420 is $12,000.
Foiling Fleet – Our next step for the kids is FOILING! Wasps are $14,000 and we would like to have a fleet of 3 boats to begin with. Getting the kids introduced to foiling in a fun and safe enviroment is the goal!!!
You can always mail in a check made out to “PYSF” to our P.O. Box. Please include your name and address in the envelope to allow us to send a thank you and a receipt of donation!
PO Box 620866
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Matching Funds Donation:
Many of our community members have set up matching fund donations through their workplace. Our Tax-ID is 46-0468229. Please contact our Treasurer to assist in setting up the donation.
Sailing on San Francisco Bay
You can help raise funds for PYSF when you charter a boat from Captain Kirk’s and experience San Francisco Bay from the water. 20% of the costs are donated back to PYSF. Mention PYSF for booking to sail the Santa Cruz 50 Baywolf or any of his other boats.
Stock donations are appreciated and made possible with the following transfer information:
- Direct Transfer Certificate
- (DTC)-Eligible Securities:
- Charles Schwab
- Account #1921-7964
- Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation Account
For our records, we need written notice of the type of stock and number of shares to be transferred. Please email this information to our treasurer, at [email protected].
Upon receipt of your email, we will send you confirmation of receipt of the number of shares transferred and the date they were received into our account. Thank you for supporting PYSF!
Our tax id is 46-0468229.