Rose City Youth Sailing Society

Rose City Youth Sailing Society.

The mission of RCYSS is to prepare children for the joy and skill of sailing. The students learn to think creatively and independently in a school structured environment.

The power and peace there is when moving through the water using the wind to guide you is empowering. Imagine being there. What a great feeling.

RCYSS provides local youths with financial aid and discounted tuition through our partnerships with Willamette and Vancouver sailing schools. RCYSS also helps those schools maintain and purchase equipment used in their training programs.

RCYSS Youth Sailing Brochure

Your gifts support young people whose inventiveness and passions determine our future. Any gift you can make is tax-deductible, and goes directly to help to sustain our program.

Please mail any gift amount (or increase your donation) to:

c/o Rose City Yacht Club,
3737 NE Marine Drive,
Portland, OR 97211

A receipt will be sent to you with the tax ID.

The RCYSS fund was started by Jack Gainer who was an avid sailor and racer and past RCYC commodore. The Matt and Mattie youth sailing fund was created in memory of Terry and Kathie Annis’s son and grandson who perished in a private aircraft accident July 8, 2011 and is part of RCYSS. Matt and Mattie loved the outdoors and anything with wings. RCYSS has had, and continues to have, many contributors; and we are grateful to all those who have given in support of our young sailors. Thank you! And please keep it coming!

Rose City Youth Sailing Society (RCYSS) is not part of Rose City Yacht Club (RCYC), but we are grateful RCYC is hosting us.