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Columbia Sailing School is thrilled to have been selected as the Primary Siebel Sailing Center for the Midwest Region of the United States. Our partnerships with non-profits around the City of Chicago focus on providing youth from under-resourced areas of the city with opportunities to build their life skills through marine-based education. 

US Sailing has launched the Siebel Sailors Program, a landmark community sailing program made possible by a ground-breaking donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, led by successful tech industry businessman, sailor, and philanthropist, Tom Siebel. The Program’s purpose is to increase opportunity and diversity in the sport of sailing by providing resources and support to youth sailors at public access sailing centers across the country.

The Siebel Sailors Program will support an important US Sailing objective of providing increased access to sailing for youth, regardless of socio-economic background. US Sailing, through the Siebel Sailors Program, will provide fleets of sail boats, equipment, and expert coaching at community sailing centers initially in five regions across the country. The Program will significantly enhance community sailing center programming, advanced skill development, and competitive opportunities for young sailors.

For more information on the Siebel Sailors program at Columbia, please contact