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 have 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.