Building upon community sailing programs sponsored by the Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department, Sail Salem was established and began offering summer sailing programs in 2007. Our educational sailing program exists to empower all participants, regardless of economic and ethnic background, to develop independence, self-confidence, and communication skills, while fostering teamwork, community spirit and volunteering through the sport of sailing.
Sail Salem is registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It complies with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Salem Board of Health.
Sail Salem Managment
Sail Salem is managed by a volunteer-based Executive Board and Board of Directors in consultation with an Advisory Board. Sail Salem thanks the volunteers that contribute their time and expertise, the many sponsors & contributors that provide financial support, the City of Salem, and the many young people and their parents who participate in our programs and make the Sail Sailem efforts worthwhile.
Paul McLaughlin, President
Patty MacLeod, Vice President
Anne Marije Veenland-Lee, Treasurer
Patricia Connolly-Atkins, Secretary
Board of Directors
David S. Smith, Founding Officer
Rick Haigis, Past President