In recent years, there has been a revival in the efforts to publicly open our club in order to get the greater public involved in sailing. We started by greatly expanding our education with the Adult Learn to Sail in 2009. In 2018, our membership saw a need in the community and started the West River Sailing Foundation — with the mission to support all sailing and sailors on the West River. In 2019, we welcomed a Galesville/Greater South County Sea Scout Ship into our community. Read more on these efforts below. If you think there's something in our local community that we should be helping with, let us know!
Founded in 2018 as a charitable arm of the West River Sailing Club, the West River Sailing Foundation is an entirely separate, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to its mission of supporting sailing on the river and the Chesapeake Bay. We annual host in partnership the Junior Sailing Fundraiser. The foundation focuses on supporting youth sailing on the river, from scholarships to supporting the junior sailing program.
SEA SCOUT SHIP
Approved unanimously at the September 2019 Board Meeting, we are proud to become the host of a new Sea Scout Ship being started up here in Galesville that will serve the greater Southern Anne Arundel (SoCo) area. While we do not have much information yet, keep an eye out for updates on this exciting program with the purpose of getting more youth into maritime based interests and careers. More specific information to come!