The Santa Barbara Youth Foundation was formed in 1968 by members of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club to meet the need for a youth sailing program in our community. The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service.
The purpose of the Santa Barbara Youth Foundation is to develop in young people, through the sport of sailing, attributes of self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork and sportsmanship, together with a constant awareness of the requirements of safety.
The Foundation was established as a non-profit corporation and donations are tax deductible. The Foundation is qualified to receive charitable contributions in accordance with Internal Revenue Code section 501.c.3. The Federal taxpayer identification number is 95-2487510.
Voluntary officers and directors serving without compensation direct the Foundation’s objectives and policies. Sailing classes, and related instructional periods, are conducted by qualified US Sailing certified instructors who are paid for their services.
The Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation is located in the beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor with the main dock floating near the entrance to marina one. Other SBYSF Facilities include Laser storage racks on West Beach, the main office in the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, and sail storage in the SBYC parking lot.