The United States has historically been a powerhouse in Sailing at the Summer Olympics; it currently holds the most medals and is ranked second behind Great Britain. Unfortunately, this prowess has begun to decline, as witnessed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where no US sailor medaled. This downturn is partly due to lack of funding for US sailors when compared to international teams. While other countries fully fund the campaign of their teams, we rely on the generosity of friends and family, along with corporate sponsorship, to achieve our dream of competing in the Olympics.
We are working hard towards perfecting our boat handling and improving our racing technique, but in order to compete at the top level, we also need to cover our campaign costs. Any size or form of contribution is greatly appreciated, as every donation will bring us closer to that coveted gold medal!
You can make an easy donation to our campaign by clicking the PayPal ‘Donate’ button:
You can also make tax-deductible donations:
Write a check to CISA and put “Team Rhode Island” in the Memo Line.
Mail the check to:
Team Rhode Island
22 Beachwood Dr
Warwick, RI 02818
This money will be used to pay for:
-Travel: gas, cars, airline tickets
-Regatta Entry Fees
The California International Sailing Association (CISA), a non-profit organization established in 1971, benefits amateur sailing. CISA maintains tax exempt status under section 501.c.3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID # 95-2666948.
If you have a house, car, power-boat, etc. that you would be willing to lend us, we would greatly appreciate it!
Airline miles are also helpful, as we travel across the country and the world for competitions and training camps. This year, we will be flying to Spain, Miami, and Rio de Janeiro.
If you are able to help, or are willing to part with some air-line miles, please email us at ‘[email protected]’ for further information. Being able to reduce the cost of any of our expenditures is invaluable to the campaign, so in-kind donations are really appreciated.
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