Welcome to the King Harbor Youth Foundation, a non-profit corporation created to promote youth sailing in Southern California. Founded in 1982 by King Harbor Yacht Club members, who foresaw the Club's future in the development of young sailing enthusiasts.
Not only has that been realized, but the program has grown in size and scope, offering opportunities for all youth in the community to participate and experience the thrill of sailing and develop skills and confidence that come with good seamanship and the Corinthian yachting tradition.
We are Proud to Support our Juniors and run programs in instruction, competitive racing, and community outreach for children 8 years of age and up.
In 2018 we served 700 children in the summer sailing program, proved coaching for talented Youth Sailing Race Teams and additionally have been hosting 5 South Bay High School JV and Varsity Teams at our Sailing Center. Now in its 35th year, KHYF offers a full range of private and group sailing programs and boat rentals for ADULTS and all ability levels at the King Harbor Yacht Club in the King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach CA.
The foundation supports the program through annual grants, generous friends and tax deductible equipment donations, program fees and Annual Sail-A-Thon & Oktoberfest fundraisers.
KHYF actively supports the local community by offering youth scholarships.
To apply for scholarships, download the scholarship application form:
US Sailing's Community Sailing Accreditation Program identifies and accredits those community sailing programs that are offering the highest level of boating education and public access across the United States. By accrediting programs that only meet the highest standards, as set forth in the application process, the Program aims to offer a national standard for community sailing programs. Accredited programs use US Sailing Certified instructors, have detailed emergency and safety procedures, use curricula that meets US Sailing's teaching standards, and are properly insured.
What we're about
From the Race Teams to New Channels, our focus is to get kids out on the water.