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Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach

Community Learn to Sail Program

Sailing education program for youth in the Treasure Valley

Welcome to Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach

The mission of Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach (SISO) is to promote sailing and sailing instruction for the people of Southern Idaho, with an emphasis on youth education.

What's New with SISO...

SISO Holds Second Sailing Camp Season 

After a Covid pause during 2020, SISO partnered with Boise City Parks and Recreation, Idaho State Parks, and Ada County to hold its second summer of youth sailing camps in 2021.  During the summer we held six week long camps, including a first ever all girls camp and an intermediate camp for more advanced sailors.  By all accounts, the summer was a huge success, and kids are already looking forward to next season.


SISO Partners with Challenged Athletes Foundation

Physically challenged athletes in Idaho have added a new sport to their repertoire - sailing - thanks to a recent partnership between the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and SISO.

With the support of CAF, ten SISO sailing instructors took part in an adaptive sailing course offered by US Sailing.  Our instructors learned about the use of specialized equipment and techniques for teaching sailing to physically challenged athletes.  Following this training, SISO offered two Adaptive Sailing Clinics to challenged athletes: Lucky Peak Reservoir in Boise (August 4-5) and CJ Strike Reservoir near Mountain Home (September 18-19). SISO is profoundly grateful to be serving the CAF community.

Watch this VIDEO produced by CAF-Idaho, to see the athletes in action.  And read more about this successful partnership HERE.

And finally, to read more about all of our activities, read our Summer 2021 Newsletter  HERE


Sailing Education

We are dedicated to giving Treasure Valley kids the opportunity to discover sailing and develop the next generation of sailors. Sailing is a sport that fosters a sense of self-reliance and curiosity, builds decision-making and critical thinking skills, develops confidence and a sense of adventure. With SISO, it all happens under the watchful eye of certified instructors in a fun and safe teaching atmosphere.

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Founded in 2017, Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization incorporated in the State of Idaho. We are bringing the magic of the sailing experience to the kids of Southern Idaho with the generous support of individual donors, local businesses, grants, community partnerships, the Southern Idaho Sailing Association, volunteers and parents. Join us to empower Idaho youth and help make a difference in their lives.

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