We had a tremendous year at Sail Sand Point in 2017, and we want to thank you for being a part of it. Our total participants compared to 2016 is up by over 2,000 people, totaling to 11,546. We were able to award 17 adult class scholarships, 54 youth camp scholarships and 46 Shipmates scholarships for this years programs!
In our Open Boating program, our average boat usage per day increased by 37%! We introduced two new sailing classes; Hobie Wave Experience, and Windsurfing which were extremely popular and we are excited to continue offering more in 2018. We now offer military/student/disabled discounts for season passes with goals to increase access and affordability to more people. In 2017, SSP had 16 free community events this year, bringing in many new participants and showing them new experiences on the water.
In addition to growth in Open Boating, youth sailing camps, and adult classes, SSP’s volunteer base grew by 70% and we increased our board size from 11 to 14 members. We are excited to continue to grow SSP and bring more programs and access to everyone.