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Mission & Vision

The Asheville Sailing Foundation supports all boating and maritime activity and education in the Western Carolinas. We provide funding, equipment, and support for youth and adult programs to encourage an interest in sailing and other maritime sports. The Foundation helps young local sailors just beginning their sailing career, competitive sailors as they advance, and elite sailors seeking international competition. The Foundation’s primary MISSION is to raise funds and encourage grant applications. We provide a bridge between individuals, businesses, organizations, and program initiatives that support our mission.

Our VISION is to promote community involvement in all water-related activities.

  • Support and promote education and charitable activities of the Asheville Sailing Club as a path to teach, build skills, promote accomplishment, and nurture a sense of self-esteem
  • We believe every child can learn to sail. Scholarships and adapted activities are provided when needed.
  • Area youth and adult sailors can participate in meaningful sailing competitions.
  • Instructors, equipment, and facilities aspire to be world-class.

Why Sailing Matters

Class project at ACRHS by Olivia Hennon

2021 Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunity for Asheville Youth Sailing

Sponsor-a-ship 2021!

Regatta & Event Sponsorship

Sailboat racing in a regatta

Media Sponsorship

Beginner sailing lessons

In Memorium &
Planned Giving