This project began in 2010 and has progressed through a series of important steps since then – corporation formed, 501(c)(3) status granted, long term site lease finalized and fundraising commenced. The timing of opening the Community Sailing Center and presenting programs is tied to the restoration of Municipal Yacht Harbor. In 2016 the City settled the Katrina FEMA claim, hired design professionals and started down the path toward rebuilding the harbor - the target date for reopening the harbor in the last quarter of 2018.

Our project has two phases:

  • Phase I: Docks, slips, hoist, boats, equipment, staff, temporary buildings and all programs begun.
  • Phase II: The permanent building added.

Our timing:

  • 2016 & 2017: Fundraising.
  • 2018: Phase I construction, followed by staffing and equipping the facility.
  • 2019 sailing season: Phase I opens and all programs commence.
  • 2020/2021: Phase II construction.