Occupying a half-acre site leased for 65 years from the City in Municipal Yacht Harbor, it includes 30 (soon to be 50) boats, docks and sailing facilities. It is owned and operated by a Louisiana non-profit and will be run by a professional staff, augmented by temporary instructors. By the fall of 2020, it will present youth, adaptive and adult programs and serve as a home base for college and high school racing, it will have a built-in source of those temporary instructors.
The sailors come to the center through our partnerships with established community institutions serving the same populations. It is a fee for service operation, with fees scaled to the ability to pay and fees underwritten, where necessary, though foundation, corporate and individual giving.