The object and purpose of this organization, CGSCIC, organized as a non-profit corporation is to support the sport and love of sailing and encourage sailing instruction at all levels for Adults and Youths. Additional goals are to help provide scholarships for sailing instructions, encourage new sailors, to help sustain Coconut Grove’s sailing tradition and to provide sailing lessons and instructional opportunities for people of all ages.
Our Annual Halloween Howler Regatta & Fundraiser for youth
Make A Difference to the youth of Miami!!!
Each year CGSCIC provides scholarship opportunities to many underprivileged young sailors who lack the means to afford and access our pristine and wondrous bay. That is a part of the basis of our Mission Statement.
Not only for Summer, Spring & Fall Camps but on any given weekend Youth, 6-17 year old, sailors routinely participate in a wide range of programs that are run by US Sailing Certified Instructors. CGSIC has introduced over ten thousand children in the community to Biscayne Bay and the sport of sailing with CGSIC's well-known US Sailing sanctioned "Learn to Sail" programs. We provide a boat for each child and they are taught the importance of water safety, points of sail, sail trim, basic maneuvers, the right- of- way, nautical knots, how to rig and launch their boats, and most important to enjoy the fun of sailing.
Our youth team lining up for the start of a Regatta on Biscayne Bay.
We offer courses for beginner, intermediate, advanced, and racing. Our programs teach:
Safety- our instructors ensure that safety is a priority and always engage in the exercise of safety on the water
Preparation - CGSCIC students are always ready to face challenges
Teamwork- Individually we are one drop but together we are an ocean
Patience- Children and teen sailors learn to steady their sail and steady their minds
Decision making – at CGSCIC sometimes the smallest decisions can change your life forever
Communication – Together CGSCIC sailors share, speak and bond at sea and on land
Confidence – all sailors of all ages learn to believe in themselves
Adult Ensign Keelboat Learn To Sail
Discover the excitement of sailing with one of our beginners’ classes or further your skills with our
numerous intermediate and advanced programs for adults!
*Provide a safe and friendly environment in where kids can grow and thrive
•Deliver quality sailing instruction to all participants regardless of individual skill level
•Provide scholarships to give all kids the opportunity to sail
•Retain a top coaching staff. A minimum of four coaches shall be maintained throughout the sailing season. The instructor to student ratio will be maximally 7:1
•Provide both a competitive racing team and a comprehensive non-competitive learn to sail program
•Offer mechanisms for parental participation
•Contribute in a meaningful way to the overall quality of the club and the community
Summer Camp & Scholarship Program
CGSCIC encourages sailing instruction and participation at all levels.
As a community based organization, we offer sailing education that coincide with seasoned maritime traditions developed on our glorious Biscayne Bay.
In regards to our programs, we also provide scholarship opportunities to young sailors who lack the means to afford and access our pristine and wondrous bay.
THE MARINE SCIENCE ACADEMY AT CGSCIC
This innovative program is a partnership between the Coconut Grove Sailing Club Instructional Center and Miami-Dade County Public Schools division of Life Skills and Special Projects. Middle and High School students from across Miami-Dade County are given an opportunity to participate in a program during the school day which brings them to the Club for classroom and “hands on” experiences in a marine environment. City of Miami students are given preference in class offerings. Thanks to our partnership with MDCPS, special needs students are able to experiencing the beauty of Biscayne Bay. On any given weekday, the Club is being used by students learning to sail access dinghies and paddling Kayaks in the harbor.
Adult Sailing & Certification
CGSCIC offers Adult Sailing Instruction on many different classes of Sailboats and US Sailing Association Certification Courses.
CGSCIC Instructors and Coaches are Certified US Sailing Instructor. US Sailing represents the highest level of professionalism and integrity in the sport of sailing. At Coconut Grove Sailing Club Instructional Center, we are very proud of our affiliation with US Sailing and the level of quality it brings to our programs.
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.