The Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing Program fills an important gap in our Florida Keys community as it is the ONLY organization that provides year-round sailing instruction to children and teens from the Upper Keys, Homestead and South Dade areas.  Without MSYSP, children from Key Largo and Islamorada would not have the opportunity to discover sailing as a recreational or competitive sport during the academic year.

Furthermore,  thanks to the generosity of the Upper Keys Sailing Club, which donates its space to the youth program, MSYSP has zero administrative costs, as it is operated entirely by volunteers.  Only our US Sailing Certified instructors are compensated, so therefore every dollar that you contribute will go directly to benefit the program and the youth sailors it serves.

How will your donation be spent?

  • a $100 donation will help us buy fuel and oil for our three coach boats for a week
  • a $250 donation will send a needy child to summer camp
  • a $450 donation will help us purchase new club spars and blades for one of our opti sailboats
  • a $500 donation will pay for maintenance and repairs on one of our coach/safety boats. (We can’t run our sailing program without these boats!)
  • a $1000 donation will help us purchase a new set of sails for our C420 fleet or at least five club sails for our opti pram fleet
  • a $5000 donation will help us underwrite the salary of an instructor or help us purchase new sailboats

Please know that your contribution will make a lasting impact on the life of a young child or teen from our community.  As a 501 c(3) non-profit organization, your donation will be fully tax deductible.  On behalf of the Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing Program, we thank you for your support!