Sail Sand Point in the Media



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Sail Sand Point
Bringing the joy and life-enhancing benefits of sailing to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.











CityStream: Girls Set Sail |
A special program is giving students hands-on instruction of both sailing and STEM. But this week-long camp is for girls only! The local nonprofit Sail Sand Point says the classes combine sailing lessons with science activities.


Northwest Marine Trade Association awards Grow Boating grants
The Northwest Marine Trade Association’s (NMTA) Grow Boating Grant Program has awarded $31,000 in funding to 18 boating programs in the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 17 years the program has granted more than $2 million in funding to non-profit groups or organizations that help boost the number of boaters and watercraft users and encourage











Healthcare, social services and companionship benefit seniors at growing Providence ElderPlace | Westside Seattle
This summer, 10 seniors with multiple medical conditions went sailing as a therapeutic intervention aimed at helping address their mental health and wellness. The seniors, who are enrolled at Providence ElderPlace in West Seattle, joined Sail Sand Point’s sailing adventures as part of a test to see if being outside and on the water helped.








Congratulations to the 2019 AAASP ASPIRE Award Nominees!
Sail Sand Point was nominated for the 2019 community-based program award from the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs.











How visitors and locals alike can set sail on the Puget Sound
Even if you can’t own a boat, there are plenty of ways to learn to sail and “anchor aweigh” in and around Seattle


Lake Union Boats Afloat Show Opens Thursday September 12
SEATTLE (PRWEB) September 09, 2019 — The 41st annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show, the West Coast’s largest floating boat show, gets underway on South Lake Union at 11 am on Thursday, Sept. 12 and continues through 6 pm on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 and has more than 200 new and used boats on display.


Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund awards $6 million to community-initiated projects
2018 Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund awards $6 million to improve Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities throughout the city The Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge.


Sail Sand Point puts kids at the helm
It’s a young boat lover’s paradise.













Sailing team off to nationals | Islands’ Sounder
The Orcas High School Sailing Team is headed to the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA)?s National Team-Racing Championship after winning the NWISA Team Race District Championships over the weekend.











How Kirkland native Helena Scutt chased her dream of sailing in the 2016 Olympics
WATCH: Helena Scutt and her sailing partner Paris Henken will represent the U.S. in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first year in which there will be a high performance skiff-racing event for women. (Corinne Chin /…


How this camp turns a sailboat into a STEM classroom
SEATTLE — Sail Sand Point has offered summer camps for kids of all ages for years, but this summer they’ve added a new element: STEM learning. A few years back, the national governing body of sailing, U.S. Sailing, realized a sailboat could be the perfect classroom for learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Since then, they’ve offered training for sailing programs all over the country to learn how to incorporate STEM learning into their camps and classes. Sail Sand Point is one of them!


Learn How to Sail a Boat in Seattle
As summer lingers, September might be the best month of all to be out on the water, and nowhere is better than Seattle for beginner sailors to get under way. Around here, there are so many sailboat rental options, it’s easy to hoist a mainsail, heel out and head up into the wind (see glossary below).