Annual Report

Each year as programs come to a close, SSP staff create an annual report to share the highlights of the year. Please see below for links for current and past reports.

Strategic Plan

SSP’s Strategic Plan sets out long-term goals and plans for Sail Sand Point to carry out. We always welcome feedback from our community; please contact the office if you have comments or concerns about this Strategic Plan or our programs.  The Strategic Plan is linked here as a PDF: SSP Strategic Plan

Our Values

Be an Inclusive and Welcoming Community:  SSP seeks to provide a vibrant sailing and small boat community where people come together and enjoy the benefits of being on the water.

Teach Life Skills:  We believe that sailing and small boats provide a fun opportunity to teach life skills including nurturing self-confidence, leadership, teamwork and lifelong learning.

Set Safety as a Top Priority: Safety will always be of highest priority in all we do including training our staff, maintaining our equipment and teaching participants in our programs.

Foster Youth Learning:  SSP will strive to excite youth to become skilled and independent early in life, giving them a chance to develop confidence and leadership skills, become involved in the community and experience the joy of being on the water for years to come.

Provide Affordable Access to the Water:  We seek to keep our programs affordable and strive to not turn anyone away for lack of financial resources.

Reach Out to the Disadvantaged: Our goal is to provide access to boating for all and we place particular emphasis on reaching out to serve adults and youth of various physical and mental abilities and cultural backgrounds.

Seek to Protect the Environment: We highly value a healthy aquatic environment and seek to minimize the environmental impact of our programs and embed awareness of the need to continually improve and protect the environment in our programs.    

Land and Labor Acknowledgement

SSP acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region’s land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations. While the majority of our work takes place on Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) and Muckleshoot (buklshuhls) lands and waters, we also conduct programs, on occasion, on the land of the Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) , Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples. Let us also acknowledge the robust Indigenous communities made up of tribal diversity that originate from around the country, and whose journeys have brought them here and to other locations by ways of forced displacement or seeking opportunities. Today these same communities celebrate their heritage, showing resilience and tenacity that would be greatly admired by their ancestors. Further, we respectfully acknowledge the enslaved people, primarily of African descent who provided exploited labor on which this country was built, with little to no recognition. Today, we are indebted to their labor and the labor of many black and brown bodies that continue to work in the shadows for our collective benefit.