Community Sailing New Orleans was formed in 2010. The following year it received its 501(c)(3) status. The 65-year site lease was signed in 2014. Rent through 2024 was donated by a generous supporter in 2014.
A small core group of individuals has worked to ensure a sound, feasible and sustainable plan for building and operating this community sailing center. It began with countless hours of planning, gathering information from other community sailing programs and developing a board of directors drawn from the community-at-large. Community sailing programs from around the country shared their knowledge, expertise, experience, and program and promotional material, along with a large dose of moral support.