YOUTH SAILING FOUNDATION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

Vero Beach, FL   |  www.ysfirc.org

Mission

The mission of Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County, Inc. is to
provide Indian River County with educational, recreational, and competitive
sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Stu Keiller

Main address

P.O. Box 612

Vero Beach, FL 32961 USA

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EIN

27-0952942

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working with the City of Vero Beach to secure a waterfront site suitable to build a Community Sailing Center that will serve as our permanent home and allow us to expand to a full service community sailing organization.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Children's Sailing

Free sailing instruction to children between the ages of 9 & 13 who reside in Indian River County for the purpose of instilling self-confidence, responsibility, decision-making, and social skills. Taught by certified instructors, children learn in 8-foot wooden Optimist sailboats, many of which were built in our workshop by past students and community members, and are given the opportunity to progress through beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Launched in 2014, the sailing team is open to any IRC high school student who can swim and has a desire to learn to sail. YSF provides the sailboats, the equipment, the location, the coach, the instructors, the volunteers and the safety boats. The team competes throughout Florida in 2-person Club 420 sailboats, which are used in high schools and colleges across the US. There are no fees to participate for the first year. A small fee, which can be met by fundraising or volunteering, is required in subsequent years.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Group or private sailing lessons for adults. Group classes are offered in 4-week sessions, 3 hours per week, several times a year. Beginning and intermediate students have access to a variety of sailboats, depending on ability and goals. Fee for 12-hr course is $350. Proceeds help fund our free Children's Sailing programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

One-week sailing camps for children ages 8 to 13. Held at Quail Valley River Club and The Moorings Yacht & Country Club, the camps offer sailing instruction, recreational excursions on the Indian River Lagoon, access to facility pool, and club lunches. Fee is $275 per week; need-based scholarships available through YSF, Boys & Girls Club, Youth Guidance, Homeless Children's Foundation, and Gifford Youth Achievement Center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

New in 2017, the squadron program gets kids out of doors, onto the water and into nature, while instilling self-confidence, responsibility, technical and social skills. Now serving three local schools (Beachland Elementary, Osceola Magnet, Gifford Middle) the squadrons offer group sailing instruction as well as recreational and ecological excursions on the Indian River Lagoon.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

New in 2018, adaptive sailing is one-on-one instruction in specially equipped sailboats, more easily manueverable by children or adults with special needs. Access to the water is via our ADA compliant gangway and floating dock.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Children's Sailing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Children's Sailing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Children's Sailing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Continue to grow our sailing programs to better service the children of Indian River County

Expand awareness of our sailing programs into more Indian River County schools.

We have over seventy-five sail boats, and fifty dedicated volunteers. With these resources we can more than double the number of student sailors in our program.

We have grown from under 50 sailors in 2016 to over 140 in 2022 receiving free sailing instruction during the academic year. Our summer camp has grown from 60 to 160 in the same period.

Financials

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YOUTH SAILING FOUNDATION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 5/2/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Pat Harris

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Mr. William Krueger

Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County, Inc.

Term: 2021 - 2024

Patrick Hopkins

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Alison Schlitt

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Phil Barth

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Pat Harris

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

George Hinman

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Christine Pope

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Daniel Thomas

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Robert Williams

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Beckett Horner

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

William Krueger

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Anne Storch

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

David Elwell

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Kitty Mountain

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Brooke Steinkamp

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Richard Gates

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Skip Willauer

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/02/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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