The historic Chimes Building at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich has been a storied home to community sailing programs for generations of Greenwich residents. In earlier times it has operated under the stewardship of The Young Mariners, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Old Greenwich Yacht Club, Greenwich Community Sailing, and today by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tod’s Point Sailing School.
In the wake of the abrupt departure of Greenwich Community Sailing, Volunteers John Kantor and Bill King collaborated to organize Tod’s Point Sailing School in December 2021 to ensure that a sailing program would be operational for the 2022 Summer season. The task was to create a robust instructional and boat rental program from the ground up entailing endless administrative and tactical activities and to be ready to open on schedule on Memorial Day weekend.
The brand-new sailing fleet, kayaks, paddleboards, chase safety boats, PFD’s, communication equipment and instructional materials were procured and delivered on time with the help of several volunteers. Administratively, website development, IT infrastructure, financial systems and insurance for the program were put in place. A team of thirty instructors, beach crew and office staff were interviewed and hired for the season.
The cost to create the new sailing program was substantial. Any support that you are able to provide is truly appreciated and will help keep costs to the community as low as possible.
Tod’s Point Sailing School’s mission is to engage people of all ages in the joy of sailing and to offer our community affordable access to Long Island Sound. Our U.S. Sailing certified instructors teach enduring sailing and boating skills along with a deep respect for the marine environment with priority on safety and fun. Boat rentals are available every day all season long providing everyone with the opportunity to continue sailing and mastering sailing skills.
As a non-profit organization, our goal is to keep costs low to make the program affordable to as wide a range of Greenwich residents as possible. The Tod’s Point Sailing School program needs your support to help offset operating and startup costs.
Thank you for supporting Tod’s Point Sailing School
Your gift is a charitable contribution to Greenwich Sailing School Inc dba Tod’s Point Sailing School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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Greenwich Sailing School, Inc dba Tod’s Point Sailing School
PO Box 675
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Greenwich Sailing School, Inc. is a Connecticut non-profit company operating as Tod’s Point Sailing School. We are an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and as such, donations made to the program are tax deductible under IRC Section 170.