Seth Muir takes the helm as Sail Sand Point’s next Executive Director

January 9, 2019—Seattle, WA—Sail Sand Point, Seattle’s Community Boating Center, is proud to announce that Seth Muir will be stepping in as Executive Director February 1, 2019.

Muir comes to Sail Sand Point from Salish Sea Expeditions, a non-profit sailing and marine science organization based in Puget Sound, where he served as Executive Director from 2012-2019. In his time with Salish Sea Expeditions, Muir expanded program offerings to increase participation and solidified significant funding relationships with area foundations and federal and state agencies (including securing one of the first organizational No Child Left Inside grants from WA State Department of Recreation and Conservation).

“I could not be more excited to be joining this vibrant community of sailors and paddlers here at Sail Sand Point,” Muir writes. “Sail Sand Point is a vital community resource that provides equitable and affordable access to one of Seattle’s most cherished spaces, the water.”

Muir will replace Mary Anne Ward who led the organization through an extraordinary period of growth in her four years as Executive Director. “It has been my incredible honor to lead Sail Sand Point as we continue to remove barriers that have historically kept people off the water,” Ward writes. “With programming nearly doubled and over 15,000 users last year, it is clear the time has come to renovate our boathouse and increase our facility space. I firmly believe that Seth brings with him the skills and experience needed for Sail Sand Point’s success in this next phase of development.”

Muir joins Sail Sand Point as they prepare for a major capital campaign to expand classroom space and improve facilities. As Executive Director, Muir will lead the organization through new strategic partnerships with local government, businesses, and philanthropic individuals who share the organization’s vision for accessible recreation on the lake.

“I’m inspired by the hard work and dedication of Sail Sand Point’s community as they strive to make their mission a reality,” Muir writes. “There’s a lot in store for Sail Sand Point and I’m thrilled to be here to help make it happen.”

About Sail Sand Point

Sail Sand Point is a 501(c)3 non-profit located on the North Shore of Magnuson Park with the mission of bringing the joy and life-enhancing benefits of sailing and small boats to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Sail Sand Point achieves its mission through a wide range of youth camps, adult classes, adaptive watersports clinics, a robust community outreach program, and a fully integrated scholarship program. With 1,051 outreach participants, 458 hours of adaptive sailing, and $38,405 awarded in scholarships last year, Sail Sand Point continues its strides in making sailing and paddling accessible for all.