Our parent organization, US SAILING, was designated by the US Congress under the Congressional Amateur Sports Act of 1978, as the National Governing Body (NGB) of the sport of sailing. Headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, their efforts for the past 125 years have been to grow and support the sport of sailing with a mission to increase sailing participation and excellence through education, competition and equal opportunity, while upholding the principles of fair play, sportsmanship and safety.
Closer to home on our treasured coasts, a handful of dedicated sailors committed to the development of a community sailing center in Martin County and was granted a charter from US SAILING. Bolstered with the endorsement of US SAILING, the United States Sailing Center – Martin County, opened for business in 1992 on the shores of the old Jensen Beach Causeway with a tent, camper and a few donated boats.
The facility became designated by the United States Sailing Association as a US Sailing Center. This honor recognizes that USSCMC exceeds all the required standards set forth by U.S. Sailing and maintains an impressive commitment to high quality public access to sailing through our educational resources and trained staff.< Back