Get Involved

When you make a donation to Youth Sailing Virginia, Inc., you give the opportunity for youth in the Hampton Roads area the ability to experience and develop life skills including:

  • self-reliance
  • concentration
  • sportsmanship
  • team work
  • leadership
  • decision making

all of which can be applied from this age through their adult life.  Your gift allows us to share the sport of sailing and provide opportunities for those less fortunate, by bringing our community together on the water and beyond.

5 Easy Ways to Support Youth Sailing Virginia

Option 1: Donate - Your Annual Gift is Vital to YSV

Your support as a Donor provides the financial foundation that is needed to provide the ability for YSV to maintain its fleet of 18 FJ’s, the temporary floating docks, programs, and accessories required to keep our sailors safe on the water. Your donation ensures that future generations will have the opportunity to experience the sport of sailing for years to come.

To make a financial donation to YSV, please make your check payable to Youth Sailing Virginia, Inc. and mail to
P.O. Box 3386
Hampton, VA 23663

Or you may use your credit card to make a secure online donation below. You don’t need a PayPal account to donate. Simply type in the amount you’d like to give.

Thank you!

Donate to YSV!

Donors who gift $2,000 or more will be included into our Community Cruisers Circle and are recognized by naming a boat or sail upon opportunity and approval.


Option #2: Gifts of Assets

This can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as boats and other assets).  These not only provide you with charitable deductions, but often offer additional tax savings as well.  Stock transfers can be made by contacting Board Member, Mark Sarrett:

Mark Sarrett
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
Financial Advisor – Hayes Nystrom Sarrett Wealth Management
Office – (757) 926-5257
Toll Free – (866) 561-0663
Mobile – (757) 513-2040
Email –

Option #3: Sponsor an event, program or sailor!

There are many opportunities throughout the year to make a difference in our community!

Sponsorship Opportunities:


  • Oyster Roast – Fall 2018

To learn more about sponsoring or participating in one of the above events please email

Option #4: Wish List

If you don’t want it anymore, we might!  Thinking of tossing it away?  We may want it!

We are always in need of the following items:

  • Small motorboats (13 – 20’)
  • Chairs (office or outdoor)
  • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies
  • VHF radios – fixed mount and handheld
  • Fenders & line (any type)
  • Type III Life jackets
  • Sails or hardware for Flying Juniors
  • Coolers (small or large and/or water coolers)
  • Marks and anchors
  • Functional trailer/dolly tires
  • Dry eraser boards
  • Sailing related videos
  • Sailing related books, magazines, games, etc…
  • Navigational equipment (charts, compass, parallel rules, etc.)
  • Water toys (inflatable animals, kick balls, tennis balls, etc.)
  • Science materials relating to ecology or boating (water quality testing, anemometer, weather station, etc.)


If you have items to donate, please email Kevin Eley at Thank you.

Option #5: VOLUNTEER

Climb Aboard and Give Back Through Our Volunteer Program!

If you love sailing as much as we do …..then you have landed in the “right” boat!  YSV has a wide amount of volunteer needs from assisting sailors during a program, working a regatta or special event, general maintenance on our fleet of FJ’s, to restoring a donated boat, building racks or other such needs.  Click here to download a Volunteer Application!  Thank you!


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