James Eddy III,
Donald Ayres, III
Robert Allan, Jr.
Donald Ayres, Jr.
University of Southern California Varsity Sailing Team is
a member of both the
Sailing Association of North America and the Pacific
Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association, the national
and regional bodies overseeing college sailing throughout
North America. Although college sailing is well organized
and has a solid and historic foundation, college sailing is
not a NCAA sport. The USC Varsity Sailing Team receives no
financial, and limited administrative support from the University
itself. The Sailing Team has always existed and continues
its strong tradition through the support of an endowment fund
and through the necessary contributions from donors such as
you. Won’t you consider supporting the Sailing Team
and continuing this fine tradition?
the Sailing Team continually ranks at or near the top of the
sailing rankings year in and year out, the Team operates on
one of the smallest budgets compared to its peers. Think of
the cost involved in fielding a strong sailing team and you’ll
realize how every bit of support helps. There are facilities
costs, and you can imagine the cost associated with running
an adequate training facility along the water. There are transportation
costs - since the USC Main Campus is not adjacent to the water,
team members must be transported to the sailing facility each
practice day; additionally, there is travel up and down the
West Coast, trailering boats to regattas, or flying across
country to compete in national level events. And there are
the costs of the fleet of racing boats themselves, sails,
upkeep, coaching and support, and the list goes on. Every
bit of support the Varsity Sailing Team receives from donors
like you is critical to the team’s existence and success,
so please consider giving today.
consider the following:
support is the means that allows the Sailing Team to exist
day in and day out and it allows them to compete successfully
at the highest level of the sport.
support can go beyond purely monetary support. We have need
for in-kind products that can be used in the program and
time from volunteers.
donation of significant assets, especially vehicles such
as SUV’s, is especially welcome since these can be
used to transport sailors and tow boat trailers to regattas.
The donation of other significant assets such as cars, boats,
even marketable securities, is extremely helpful since these
can be turned into valuable cash to support the Team’s
Team has an established endowment fund that provides continuing
support year after year. Wouldn’t you consider a significant
contribution to this fund or including the Team in your
opportunities exist for significant contributions. Please
contact Mike Segerblom at 562-433-7939 about opportunities
contributions to the Team are tax deductible.