The Libby and Robert Alexander Community Sailing Center

The Libby and Robert Alexander Community Sailing Center is over a half-acre located at 101 N. Roadway St. in New Orleans, Louisiana. We have a floating dock and hoist to launch and retrieve boats. We also have eight slips where our keelboat fleet is docked. All the finger piers are wheelchair accessible and have transfer equipment.

In October 2023, we began construction on a $4.5 million multipurpose headquarters building. The 4,500 square-foot, two-story building will provide a fully ADA-compliant, permanent headquarters with classrooms suited for year-round STEM and maritime career development programs as well as sailing instruction courses. Thanks to the new building, we will be able to expand our capacity to accommodate the high demand for our programs. The new facility will replace the temporary office space that we have used since 2021. Programming will continue but be limited during construction. Construction is scheduled to be completed by late 2024.

The new building was made possible thanks to the continued, generous support of Libby and Robert Alexander, who provided vital funding for the new headquarters as well as helped launch the sailing center, which is named in their honor. Additional generous support came from Gulf Coast Bank & Trust, Boysie Bollinger Fund, Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, Ella West Freeman Foundation, and others.

If you’re interested in any of our programs, email [email protected] or call 504-233-3292.