The Los Angeles Sailing Foundation is a charitable organization based in San Pedro, California. Our foundation has been established to support the sport of sailing and to promote the stewardship of the marine environment. We reach out to underprivileged youth and to those who would not normally have access to sailing and maritime experiences. LASF offers scholarships, education, and supports relevant programs such as LAYC Community Sailing, The Port of LA Harbor Cup Regatta, and LASF Young Adult Racing Division.
We believe that our program instills solid American values of teamwork, leadership, and self reliance. It is our goal to educate young people from the surrounding community who do not regularly have access to the ocean or marine life. We host educational clinics that cover issues such as marine wildlife conservation and keeping our waters clean for use of future generations. Current topics include: sailing instruction, marine conservation principles, rigging, navigation, energy conservation, racing techniques, and general seamanship. Our clinics and classes are taught by ASA certified sailing instructors, USCG captains, and directors of the program.
Young Adult Racing Division
LASF’s current focus is growing new sailors by way of our Young Adult Racing Division, or YARD. We find that in an environment of friendly competition, young adult sailors become skilled at a faster and more exciting pace. YARD practices on a one-design fleet of Capri 22 keelboats one afternoon per week in Hurricane Gulch. Mainly students from local colleges, YARD students come with minimal or no prior sailing experience. In a short time, individuals come up to speed with encouragement from coaches and members of the team. Our goal is to provide young people access to the marine environment and to the world of safe and exciting boating adventures.
Los Angeles Sailing Foundation, Est. 2008
285 Whalers Walk
San Pedro, CA 90731
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