About Community Sailing of Colorado
NOT ALL LEARNING IS DONE IN THE CLASSROOM
With the sport of sailing, Community Sailing of Colorado teaches sailing skills, builds confidence through knowledge and experience and creates fun and memorable experiences for all participants.
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. Today, Community Sailing of Colorado operates a youth Summer Sailing Camp for children between the ages of 5 and 17 at the Cherry Creek and Boulder Reservoirs. CSC also hosts seasonal sailing classes for youth, Adult Classes and a Junior Race Teams for young athletes interested in competing in the sport of sailing, in both Boulder and Cherry Creek.
CSC’s Elevate Adaptive Sailing Program breaks down barriers for participants with physical and cognitive disabilities. Utilizing specialized equipment and unique programming, CSC teaches sailing to members of our community who are both able-bodied and disabled.
CSC offers programs during the months of April to October in both Boulder and Denver.
Mission: “Make sailing in Colorado accessible to all. Teach skills, build confidence & have fun!”
Vision: “Our Community, enriched by the sailing experience.”
Outreach: Provide a summer camp sailing experience to all youth at an affordable cost regardless of economic standing- sliding-scale and full scholarships are available. Offer free family sail nights during the summer months. Host series of free adaptive sailing events to community.
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 both practical and theoretical; including on-water drills and instruction and theoretical on-shore discussion. Sailing topics include boat handling, right of way, safety, navigation and docking.
Skills developed in a sailing environment include self-confidence, safety, good communication, planning, thoughtful decision making, self sufficiency, teamwork, 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.