Our Story

US SAILING

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.

US SAILING CENTER – MARTIN COUNTY (USSCMC)

Closer to home on our treasured coasts, a handful of dedicated sailors committed to devloping of a community sailing center 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 Jensen Beach Causeway's shores. The initial Sailing Center consisted of a modest tent, a 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.

The Sailing Center moved in 2002 to a two-story waterside facility with unparalleled water views on Indian River Drive. Over the last 27 years, the fleet of OPTIs, O’Pen Skiffs, Lasers, Flying Scots, RS Fevas, 420’s, Hobie Catamarans, Kayaks, Windsurfers, and Paddleboards have expanded exponentially, and the USSCMC hosts large-scale elite events like Junior Olympics on an annual basis.

The USSCMC is continuously striving to create affordable programs and build partnerships to ensure sailing is and will continue to be, accessible to all. The USSCMC offers educational instruction, sailing certifications, summer camps, support for middle and high school sailing programs, community support, racing programs, and competitions.

USSCMC could not achieve its mission without the ongoing support of its members, dedicated volunteers, and US SAILING.

USSCMC MISSION

The US SAILING Center of Martin County (USSCMC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Mission Statement

                “The US SAILING Center of Martin County is committed to broadening the base of the sport of sailing through dedicated and affordable community programs for youth and adults and providing support for the development of future champions and Olympic racers.”