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Fund the Fleet! STX Junior Sailing

$250 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1 person in 26 months
Let's Make St. Croix A World Class Youth Sailing Training Destination

Fleet Additions Will Offer Year-Round Benefits to Island Youth

The St. Croix Youth Sailing Association, Inc, a 501C3 organization, announced today an ambitious fundraising campaign to expand the St. Croix training fleet to a world-class competitive level.

The campaign seeks to raise $100,000 to fund the purchase of new Optimist and 420 racing boats and to add a first-ever Caribbean-based 29er Fleet.

“Our Junior Sailors are bringing home big wins at our Caribbean regattas,” said Katherine Hardee, an association parent and representative.

St. Croix sent 22 youth sailors to the BVI Dinghy Championships last month – the largest contingent of any island. The expanded fleet will increase the organization’s competitive edge and open new opportunities for this and future youth sailing teams.

The fleet upgrade would make St. Croix a top training destination for off-island clubs

“These kids are dedicated,” Hardee said. “They are working hard, setting regatta records and learning valuable life lessons each time they go out on the water. We hope the community will support them in their goal to expand the training options for all of St. Croix’s youth to a competitive worldwide level.”

The program has sent St. Croix sailors to the Optimist World Championships.

Fund the Fleet donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donate online through GoFundMe.com. Or, you may mail donations to St. Croix Youth Sailing Association, Inc., a 501C3 organization, at St. Croix Youth Sailing Association, P.O. Box 24171, Christiansted, VI 00824.

The St. Croix Youth Sailing Association offers year-round sailing instruction to St. Croix’s youth by Professional Sailing Coach Santiago Galán. The organization strives to instill in each youth sailor a sense of personal responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork and an appreciation for the marine environment.

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Atlee Kohl, Lake Sanford and Mathieu Dale finish up at the 2016 Opti Worlds Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal. Awesome job guys...we are so proud of you!
3 Crucian sailors compete in Portugal
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Atlee Kohl of St. Croix tries out the 29er racing dinghy in Ireland before heading to Vilamoura, Portugal for the Opti Worlds Competition June 25-July 4, 2016. Go Team ISV!
Atlee Kohl of St. Croix in 29er
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Thank you to the Kohl family for your donation to fund our fleet. You guys rock! Be sure and spread the word to your friends and family. Have a great summer!
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Created June 19, 2016
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