COSC is raising funds from private donors, family foundations, and foundations. The funds are tax-deductible via the Storm Trysail Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity, until COSC receives its own 501(c)3 designation.
These capital funds will be used to buy, ship, and refurbish additional Figaro 2s for our fleet, and to add to working capital for fleet maintenance.
Our donor base begins with true offshore sailors, those with a lifetime of Bermuda, Halifax Races, TransAt or TransPac races or passages, who will understand and support the benefits of the skills learned offshore as well as the personal development available to young men and women when they assume the level of responsibility that goes with being “away from the normal support services” of life on land.
To date, 6 major donors have given $100K and 3 major donors have given $50K to allow us to acquire our first 10 boats. Of the 9, 6 are Cruising Club of America (CCA) members; 5 are New York Yacht Club (NYYC) members; 2 are Eastern Yacht Club (EYC) members; 1 is a Storm Trysail Club (STC) member.
Name Your Individual Boat: $100,000
Name Your Boat: our ask to major donors that will buy, ship, and service one Figaro 2 to be ready to join a college sailing team. The Donor may Name his or her boat, sail on the boat with the college to which it was allocated by COSC, and attend all COSC events as an honored donor.
Name Your Group Boat: $100,000
Name Your Boat: Combine your donation with those of family, friends or shipmates to support a group boat for COSC. Group Donors may Name their boat, sail on the boat with the college to which it was allocated by COSC, and attend all COSC events as honored donors.