Dear PYSF Families and Friends,

Two years ago we initiated our first capital campaign for the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation in response to the tremendous growth we were seeing in the number of youth sailors. Our vision was to vastly improve our existing Sailing Center and fleet of boats. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our sailing community during this time, PYSF was able to transform its facilities and fleet through the purchase of:

  • 3 Americas Cup 2013 containers for a new sailing center
  • 12 Learn-to-Sail boats
  • 12 CFJ boats
  • 12 sets of high school practice sails
  • 6 sets of high school racing sails
  • 2 boat storage racks
  • 1 safety boat
  • 2 safety boat engines

We’ve navigated an important phase of growth.

With a facility and fleet now better serving youth sailors in the Bay Area, and a perfect venue which provides for a variety of sailing conditions, PYSF is turning its attention to the further development of its coaching staff. We plan to recruit and retain the most seasoned and highly-qualified sailing instructors and coaches available. Your gifts, of any size, will help us move PYSF even closer toward achieving its five-year plan of transforming a grassroots program into a premier junior sailing program on the West Coast. In conjunction with our focus to develop a high quality staff, we continue to have important ongoing maintenance and capital needs:

  • Sails and materials to maintain our full fleet of boats
  • Buoys and tackle for hosting top-level regional and national regattas
  • A more durable canopy for the outdoor classroom
  • 2 multi-boat trailers
  • 1 safety boat for practice and regattas

We‘ve come a long way.  And we’re still going.

The success in the first two years of our capital campaign has put us on the cusp of becoming one of the preeminent junior sailing programs in the Bay Area. Kids who want to simply learn to sail or compete at regional and national regattas now have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. But making this possible can only be achieved through the generosity of our community. With class fees just covering our basic operating costs, we rely on your donations to cover all capital expenses and to recruit the best to coach and mentor our kids. We remain grateful for your support and dedication to PYSF. Come be a part of an outstanding youth sailing program in the Bay Area and on the West Coast.


The PYSF Board of Directors and Molly Vandemoer, PYSF Director & Head Coach

To learn more about PYSF and its programs, click here.

San Francisco Sailing

You can help raise funds for PYSF when you charter a boat from Captain Kirk's to see San Francisco because 20% of the costs are donated back to PYSF when you mention PYSF for booking to sail the Santa Cruz 50 Baywolf, or any of his other boats. 

How to Donate

Your tax deductible donation is gratefully received at:

PO Box 620866
Woodside CA

Stock Donations

Stock donations are appreciated and made possible with the following transfer information:

Direct Transfer Certificate
(DTC)-Eligible Securities:
Charles Schwab
Account #1921-7964
Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation Account

For our records, we need written notice of the type of stock and number of shares to be transferred. Please email this information to our treasurer, Karen Werner, at

Upon receipt of your email, we will send you confirmation of receipt of the number of shares transferred and the date they were received into our account. Thank you for supporting PYSF!

Our tax id is 46-0468229.