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Sail Sand Point Wins National Award

February 11th, 2016 · No Comments

Sail Sand Point, Seattle’s community boating center, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the 10 Years of Hallmark Performance Award, chosen by US Sailing’s 2015 Community Sailing Awards Committee.

“We are extremely grateful to the Sail Sand Point community of volunteers, board members, participants, neighbors and visitors, and for the support of US Sailing, for helping to make SSP the flourishing organization that we are today. We look forward to another 10 years of camps, classes and summers on the lake!”

– Mary Anne Ward, Executive Director, Sail Sand Point

“Your organization’s ingenuity and dedication is directly responsible for driving new sailors into the sport and keeping experienced sailors involved.  US Sailing and the Community Sailing Committee would like to extend our deepest thanks and congratulations.”

– Community Sailing Awards Committee

The More than 10 Years of Hallmark Performance Award is given annually to a program that has a track record of providing sailing education, training and public access to their community. Organizations that win the Hallmark Award have likely already been recognized by US Sailing for one particular facet of their programming and/or staff excellence and are recognized not only for their consistency, but also for their desire to consistently improve, all while staying true the mission of the US Sailing Community Sailing Committee of increasing opportunity and diversity.

About Sail Sand Point

Located at the North end of Lake Washington in Magnuson Park, Sail Sand Point is a nonprofit community boating center, dedicated to making sailing and paddling accessible for all, regardless of age, income or ability. SSP was incorporated on September 25th, 1998, and programming began in the summer of 1999. Over the past 15 years, SSP has become a thriving organization in the community, providing youth summer camps, adult classes, private lessons, open boating opportunities, boat storage, outreach, adaptive sailing, year-round youth racing and clinics and a host of partnership programs.

About the US Sailing Community Sailing Accreditation Program

US Sailing’s Community Sailing Accreditation Program identifies those programs that are offering the highest level of boating education and public access. Programs of all types (year-round or seasonal, youth or adult, etc.) are eligible, provided they meet the specific guidelines set forth by the Community Sailing Sanctioning Committee.

Sail Sand Point was presented with the award at the Sailing Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 4th, in San Diego, CA.