About Community Sailing of Colorado

Community Sailing of Colorado, or CSC as it is popularly referred to, was established in 1995 on Standley Lake in Westminster, Colorado as a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization was developed by Steven Frank, who recognized the need for a well organized program to promote and educate kids in the Denver area through sailing. Community Sailing of Colorado operates a Youth Summer Sailing Program for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17 inside the Cherry Creek and Boulder Reservoirs. CSC hosts week-long Learn To Sail Camps, Intermediate Camps, Advanced Camps, Adult Classes and a Summer Drop-In Sailing Program that allows access to sailing after they learn how to sail.

CSC’s summer sailing program operates Monday through Friday during the months of June, July and August. Camps are conducted on the Cherry Creek Reservoir in Greenwood Village, Colorado and the Boulder Reservoir.  Youngsters learn basic sailing on Optimists, Prams and Pico’s. Youngsters earn advanced sailing privileges as they earn ratings. With each successive rating Junior sailors can progressively earn the privilege to sail more complex boats, learn racing, sail further from the sailing beaches and help teach others to sail.

CSC has taught over 5,7750 students since its inception with hundreds of students receiving scholarships to participate in the various sailing programs. We are also excited about our new Adaptive Sailing Program for all individuals with disabilities in our community and our Adult Classes.

Community Sailing of Colorado’s Mission: “Make sailing in Colorado accessible to all. Teach skills, build confidence & have fun!”

Community Sailing of Colorado’s Vision: “Our Community, enriched by the sailing experience.”

Community Sailing of Colorado’s Economic Mission: Provide a summer camp sailing experience to all youth at an affordable cost regardless of parents income. Sliding-scale and full scholarships are available..

Community Sailing provides youth with a safe place to learn basic and advanced sailing techniques: and upon learning the basics of sailing provide the use of sailboats to practice sailing and further that knowledge. Instruction is on a practical and theoretical basis. Instruction includes practical on the water classes and practical and theoretical shore classes. Sailing subjects include sailboat handling, right of way rules, marine safety, navigation, meteorology and sailboat racing.

Skills learned in a sailing environment include self-confidence, safety, communication, planning, thoughtful decision making, self-dependence, dependence on crew, trust and other skills that will carry on into a youth’s adult life.

Sailing classes are conducted by professional US Sailing certified sailing instructors; and are assisted by volunteer instructors. All testing is conducted by US Sailing and Community Sailing certified instructors.

Get Involved with Community Sailing

Register to sail today! Click here to view our class list for all ages and skill levels.
Donors provide the funds, goods, and services that we rely on to provide programming, equipment, operations, and the CSC McConnell Scholarship Fund, which ensures that no participant is turned away because they can’t afford it. Donate to CSC here.
View the CSC Calendar for dates on our major events!
Whether it’s helping to open the CSC each spring, greeting people at events, or helping out around the office, there’s always a need for volunteers and opportunities for employment. Contact Us today!

Our Valuable Team Members

Brandon Kass
Brandon KassExecutive Director
Brandon has been with Community Sailing of Colorado for over 5 years. He grew up sailing on Lake Okoboji, Iowa where he found his passion for sharing the sport of sailing with others. Brandon has been instructing or directing sailing programs for almost 20 years and is also an active sailboat racer. He is excited to keep growing and developing CSC’s programs to include Adaptive Sailing, Adult Programs and a more robust racing program for juniors, high schoolers and college teams. Please feel free to contact him to get involved, suggest any ideas or say just hello!
Philip Muller
Philip MullerProgram & Developmental Director
Born and raised in South Florida, Philip grew up on the water. At an early age he began racing windsurfers and dinghies and has been hooked on competitive sailing ever since. Philip represented the USA in the 2002 & 2003 ISAF Youth World Championship and pursued an Olympic Campaign for the 2004 Games in the Men’s Mistral discipline with the US Sailing Team. Motivated by his own racing, Philip’s passion is to share his knowledge and love of sailing with others. He has been running sailing programs in South Florida and coaching professionally for the past 8 years.

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