The importance of the Foundation’s mission comes to light when we can provide financial assistance to our grantees so that they can reach their own mission and goals; we are able to do this largely through our annual Auction fundraising event, a fun-filled evening that brings together our community to raise money, enjoy great food and wine, and celebrate the sport we love. Check out images from our fabulous 2023 event at this online album.

Thanks to our annual Auction and generous donors who support it, this past year the Foundation helped to fund twenty-two Olympic hopefuls whose progress we were excited to follow throughout the year. To date, grantees Daniela Moroz (Formula Kite Foil), Erika Reineke (ICLA 6), and Hans Henken/Ian Barrows (49er) have qualified to represent the USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics, and we are thrilled to be part of their journey.

Similarly, many kids are continuing to have the opportunity to learn about sailing through the Foundation’s largest community grantee, the Treasure Island Sailing Center. TISC’s Set Sail Learn program offer kids who most likely would not have had an opportunity to experience being in a boat on the San Francisco Bay, as do other community programs that we support like Call of the Sea.

Events like our annual Auction go further than the important role of fund-raising; we want to inspire you to continue with your own sailing activities and get out on the water whenever you can. We hope you can join us in March 2025 for our next Auction event. Stay tuned for details!

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