Throw a Kid a Lifeline!

In response to the social and economic impact of the pandemic, we are offering something great in 2021….

This summer, Sail Salem plans to invite 6–10 additional kids per week, to participate in our popular program of fun, sun, sailing, STEAM, and most importantly, friends.

  • We would like to offer much needed scholarships to the most impacted students in our community.
  • Included will be breakfast & lunch, round trip transportation to Winter Island, swim lessons and a backpack of food to take home on Friday.
  • Generous partners in this ambitious project are Salem Pantry, Root Food Service, Salem Public Schools, Salem YMCA and Salem Park and Rec Department.

Will you be a partner too? We can’t do it without you.


Sail Salem navigated Covid waters in 2020 and will again in 2021. You can help us offer an educational sailing program to empower all kids - regardless of economic status - to develop independence, self-confidence, and communication while encouraging teamwork, community spirit and FUN, through the sport of sailing.


Kids are eager to get back to a more normal life and a more normal summer. We are committed to giving them that opportunity.


To get them there we need your help. Thank you!

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Thank you and have a great holiday season! 



A popular option is our Support 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


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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