In 2004 CCSI reached deeper into the community, bringing the joy of sailing to members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Trident area with “Buddy Sail” a program that paired a child from the Club with a high school volunteer for an afternoon on the water. The concept furthered the Boys and Girls Club’s mission; to instill young people with a sense of accomplishment, usefulness, and belonging – in this instance, through bonding with CCSI sailors. The partnership was perfect!

Interested in getting YOUR organization involved? We are always looking for new partnerships and provide opportunities for area youth to get on the water.

Sessions will run out of Charleston Community Sailing. If you are a strong dinghy sailor and are confident that you can “single hand” a Collegiate 420 if need be then you are invited to volunteer as a “buddy”, and pair up with one of the kids from the program for an afternoon out on the water. If you would like to volunteer, but do not want to sail, we always need more help rigging up the boats and running the safety boats. Help us keep kids off the streets and make a difference in the community!

For more information or to get involved as a volunteer or by a partnership, please contact us.