For nearly 50 years, LMSS has provided outstanding training, and an engaging camp experience for sailors on Lighthouse Island. We’ve hosted students of all ages and abilities – from beginners to competitive sailors, training them to achieve their goals as individuals and teammates, all while emphasizing safety and skill development for a lifetime of sailing.
LMSS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
LMSS is projecting a significant loss of up to $100,000 this year due to COVID-19. Unanimously, we opted to open our doors this summer, because providing students the opportunity to sail while maintaining a safe environment is paramount to our mission.
We need your help more than ever. Reduced capacity due to social distancing guidelines forced the cancellation of several fleet offerings and sessions, resulting in a significant impact to our budget.
Given the current environment and inability to host an in-person fundraiser, we've come up with several creative ways to support LMSS virtually, most of which are available on this site:
- Sponsor a Sailor - donate direct to a student who has set fundraising goals [find your student]
- Online Auction August 1-8, bid on even more exciting items like sailing gear, jewelry, and personal services and treatments! [auction live August 1-8, preview items] Winners will be announced live on Facebook Saturday, August 8 starting at 12PM
- Buy a Raffle Ticket for prizes ranging from restaurant gift certificates, stock the cellar items, or win half the jackpot from raffle proceeds (up to $500). Drawn at random on Saturday, August 8 starting at 12PM[tickets available on this site]
- Donate Today, directly on this site
Thank you! Your contributions this year will ensure our sailing community can sustain and thrive in this ever-changing environment, and for years to come.