About SISO

Our Organization

Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach was incorporated in the state of Idaho in October, 2017. Our mission, pure and simple, is to promote sailing in southern Idaho. We emphasize youth education, safety, and accessibility of this great sport to all.

Our History: In 2016, several members of our Parent Organization – The Southern Idaho Sailing Association – recognized the need for better sailing opportunities in southern Idaho, especially at Lucky Peak State Park near Boise. A few initial meetings culminated in a grant request to Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, through their Waterways Improvement Fund, to improve the infrastructure at Lucky Peak’s Spring Shores Marina for small non-motorized water craft. The grant application, in partnership with Ada County Waterways, was successful, and in November, Twenty-seven low profile docks were purchased for subsequent installation at Spring Shores. This is Phase 1 of an overall dock improvement project which includes construction of a hand launched boat ramp. Future phases include purchase of additional docks, purchase of a fleet of Olympic Class Laser sailboats, and, in partnership with Boise City Parks and Recreation, offering sailing instruction at Lucky Peak.

In order to accomplish these additional phases of our vision, it was necessary to incorporate and obtain IRS 501 (c) (3) designation to facilitate future fund raising activities. We completed these steps in late 2017, and formally formed a Board of Directors. Our Board members are all volunteers who share the same passion for sailing and sailing education. Our members are:


Howard King – co-chair
Peter Palmer – co- chair
Steve Christiansen
Eric Davis
JT More
Joel Santarone

Advisory Members:
Surat Nicol, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Paul Schoenfelder, Boise City Parks and Recreation

For more information, please contact us at info@sailingoutreach.org, peruse our website, or see the following links:

Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach Articles of Incorporation
Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach is a 501 (c) (3) Corporation (Final IRS Determination Pending)