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Ways You Can Help TACS

“Deliver the Goods”

Contributions to the following are vital for the next season. Please learn more about each one of these needs below. Your generous donation to one or all of these projects builds a better, safer sailing program.



Traverse Area Community Sailing appreciates those who wish to sponsor our organizations. there are multiple levels and benefits to our sponsorship program, for more information please see our sponsorship page


High School Boosters

Providing a High School Sailing program is an expensive endeavor, you can help support this program by donating to the HS Sailing Boosters Fund.


Currently, parents pay a registration fee to TACS which goes to pay for coaching, fuel, repairs and MISSA registration fees. To help offset the cost of attending regattas (travel expenses, regatta fees, etc), we have started a "Boosters" fund managed by the parents of the sailors. This is a fully tax deductable donation. To donate simply click on the button below and specify "HS Boosters" under the tab labelled "Purpose"

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Scholarships For Area Youth

Did you know that about 10-15% of our young sailors attend our programs on scholarships? Our intent is to provide afforadable opportunities to sail to area youth, and in some cases "affordable" is achieved through full or partial scholarships to the families attending our classes. You can help support this program by donating a full ($275) or partial scholarship by clicking the button below. We thank you, and more importantly so will some youngster!

Buy-A-Sail Featuring Your Name

With the high school racing program and more adults requesting lessons in spring and fall, the TACS sailing programs have extended well beyond just the summer season. Today, TACS is sailing from ice-out in late March through Thanksgiving. That’s nearly six month’s worth of additonal wear-and-tear on equipment each year and most notably: the sails.


With a dire need to replace sails, TACS new Buy- A-Sail Program, allows donors to purchase a new sail and TACS will include your company logo on the sail. TACS is giving sponsors an opportunity to include their name, company name and/or logo for $1,500. Without including your logo or name, sponsorships at any level for this program are appreciated!

TACS is always in need of boats! sailboats for teaching and powerboats and motors for the safety boats. We are in need of Lasers, Interlakes, 420s and safety boats. ANY TYPE OF BOAT is always appreciated as a donation, and is tax deductible to the donor.

Contact Sean Dye at or

call (231) 534-4598

Donate to TACS Permanent Endowment Fund

You can support the work of TACS by making a contribution to the Community Foundation for the TACS Endowment Fund. Giving through the Community Foundation can offer you the advantage of supporting TACS immediately – an annual grant is available from the Foundation to support current programs and activities – while also helping to assure affordable, fun and safe sailing opportunities will be supported for generations to come.

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