What Is It?
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation was founded in 1996 to support projects and organizations that work to improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members. In 2019, they partnered with US Sailing to launch the Siebel Sailors Program, with the goal of increasing opportunity and promoting diversity in the sport of sailing.
In 2020, The Coconut Grove Sailing Club was selected as a Supporting Center in the Southeast Region, and we are so pleased to be a part of this effort from US Sailing, The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, and the sailing community in Miami.June 4, 2020 US SAILING Press Release – CGSC Announced As Supporting Siebel Center
How Does It Work?
The Program’s five core values – RESPECT, EFFORT, INCLUSIVENESS, STUDENT VOICE and FUN – manifest each day through Habits of Excellence, actions that sailors take to demonstrate those values. Informed by the latest research in positive youth development and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s American Development Model, the Siebel Sailors Program helps youth set up a growth mindset for lifelong play and problem-solving beyond sports.
- Fun: We are free to find our own enjoyment and play within a supportive community.
- Effort: We do our best every day.
- Respect: We grow appreciation and responsibility for ourselves, our team, and the sailing environment.
- Student Voice: We speak up and collaborate with each other to shape our own learning and sailing experiences.
- Sailing is for Everyone: We support an inclusive community with diverse activities that encourage everyone to participate.
All Siebel Sailors Programs teach dinghy skills in the RS Feva, an innovative, performance two-person dinghy. Due to its modern planning design and asymmetrical spinnaker, it is designed to promote more of the skills that sailors need to continue sailing in other boats and other disciplines.