Edison Sailing Center welcomes any student ages 8-17 who has completed one or more summer sailing sessions, comes from another US Sailing-affiliated organization, or can demonstrate his/her ability to rig/sail to an established standard of ability (equal to or above a beginning level of sailing).

The Board of Directors of Edison Sailing Center is pleased to invite families to become members of the organization. In prior years we have offered youth memberships only. The Board of Directors has restructured the membership policy to promote a community of sailors and non-sailors who share common interests in activities centered on our river, Gulf, and waterways.

Membership fees for all boats and programs, per semester:

$325 for first child
$175 for 2nd and 3rd child in same family

What does a membership include?

  • The membership fee includes the use of one ESC sailboat and equipment assigned to each youth member in the Optimist, Laser, &/or Club420 classes. (Club420 is not the same program as the High School 420 program). Youth sailors participating in the High School 420 program will use the Vanguard fleet for weekly practice. These boats are not assigned. Club420 sailors will be assigned a boat.
  • Boats (Optis, Lasers, Club420) & equipment are assigned based on sailor’s skill development and level of active participation. Those who do not attend regularly may use a designated “club” boat and equipment. Attendance is recorded weekly.
  • Regular opportunities for parents to use ESC sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards will be included in the Master Calendar (see Calendar).
  • Membership includes coaching during the week and open sailing on Saturdays: half day or full day.

What does membership in ESC require?

  • All new & returning families, including High School/420 sailors and families, are required to read ESC’s revised Policies & Procedures with their participating sailor(s), complete the signature page and return to Stephanie Webb electronically ([email protected]) or by mail. This document will be emailed to new & returning families. Even if you are a long-time member, it is always good to review the rules and procedures of your organization. A detailed explanation of membership – benefits, and responsibilities – is provided in the organization’s Policies & Procedures.
  • Each family (parent & sailor ) will support ESC’s Mission & Vision through volunteering for a minimum of 20 hours each semester. Adults have a variety of ways to complete their volunteer hours. Youth members may satisfy their volunteer hours through any of the leadership opportunities outlined in the Youth Leadership Development program and/or support on an Outreach day with one or more of the agencies ESC partners with.
  • Breakage and Loss beyond “normal wear and tear” is the responsibility of the sailor/family for items assigned to the sailor. General maintenance is the responsibility of the sailor. All damages and repairs are to be reported to Mike Burby, Operations Director.
  • All families are expected to participate/support the U.S. Junior Olympic Regatta – the River Romp – held annually, the third weekend in October. Multiple opportunities for participation are available. Please refer to the River Romp Volunteer Form and descriptions for more information.
  • Parents will serve as Parent on Deck at least once each semester. See ESC’s website for sign-up.

Please note: at no time is any sailor permitted to remove equipment, sails or other gear from another boat.

Questions regarding memberships and parent issues, training, and events may be addressed to Stephanie Webb at [email protected]. Questions pertaining to the organization may be addressed to the President of the Board of Directors using the outlook address. ESC may be closed some Saturdays (please check the monthly calendars for updates).

ESC is a 501c3 corporation not for profit and is a registered Charitable Organization in the State of Florida.

As part of membership in Edison Sailing Center, all sailors, instructors, volunteers, Directors, & families are to review the corporation’s Policies & Procedures annually. Once you have read and reviewed them with your family, please download, print, complete the information requested, and return pp. 11 & 12 to Stephanie (or the designated person) via email or at practice