Your support has never been so important.

Please include us in your annual giving.

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First of all, thank you for all your support and help during a challenging 2020 season.

As you know, our mission is to provide an inclusive community sailing program that exists to educate and encourage independence, responsibility, self-confidence, teamwork, environmental awareness and an appreciation of our waterways. In 2019, Sail Salem had its most successful year ever and we entered 2020 with high hopes. 


However, Covid-19 threatened our ability to run the program. In spite of many challenges, we provided safe but significantly reduced and restricted sessions.. Regrettably, this meant that we had to turn away many would be sailors and incur financial losses in order to maintain a safe environment.

We have never turned down a child for lack of funds and every year face the challenge  of raising funds to provide scholarships. In addition we must maintain our fleet of sailboats, safety boats, engines and equipment.


A popular option is our Adopt a Sailor scholarship program, a $320 donation will fund a one week session for a student. Regardless of the amount, all donations are appreciated. Like any organization, we rely on donations of all sizes from individuals, businesses and other organizations to meet our operational/equipment needs.  Following are our goals for the 2021 season:


General Fund Program Support (including scholarship funds)
Four (4) new Optimist Sailboats @ $3,300 each
Four (4) new 420 Sailboats @ $9,500 each
New 40 hp engine for safety boat 
  $ 8,500
New Floating Dock
  $ 7,000
Six (6) replacement 420 sails @$1,200 each
  $ 7,200
Optimist Storage Rack 
  $ 6,000
Winter Storage Container
  $ 3,000


Please use the "Donate" button or mail checks to:

Sail Salem, Inc. 23 Glendale Street, Salem, MA 01970.

Sail Salem, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


External link opens in new tab or windowClick here to read the recent Salem News article about our program

during Covid-19