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 and the Chesapeake Bay. 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!
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!
Founded in 2018, the West River Sailing Foundation is associated with the West River Sailing Club as an entirely separate, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Foundation’s purpose is to promote sailing interest and participation in civic organizations, public schools and youth groups within the community; enhance sailing knowledge and skills among adults and youth; foster national or international amateur sailing competition and develop amateur sailors to achieve that level. As a non-profit entity, the Foundation accepts donations that are tax deductible to the donor. Annually, the Foundation will partner with the Junior Sailing Fundraiser event. If you know of something related to our area of expertise on the water in our community, please let us know. (Donations may be sent to the Foundation at 4800 Riverside Drive, POB 268, Galesville, MD 20765)