Promoting the Sport of Sailing Since 1957
"A Tradition of Sailing Excellence" is not only the Halifax Sailing Association's motto, but a fitting description for a club that has dedicated itself to promoting the sport of sailing and perpetuating the values of camaraderie and community.
In 1957, twelve sailors organized what was to formally become the Halifax Sailing Association. They had vision, determination and passion. Their intent: "To find a better way to attract more boats, more sailors, and to organize better races and other sailing events." This continues to be a tradition we have upheld for over 50 years. HSA is one of the oldest and most active sailing clubs in Central Florida.
In keeping with the Club's original purpose, we sponsor many races and other sailing activities and provide opportunities to introduce both children and adults to this relaxing sport year after year. We also provide affordable sailing lessons so new sailors can learn to sail the correct way, from experienced, certified instructors. Our facility is located on the Halifax River, close to downtown Daytona Beach, Florida.
Halifax Sailing Association is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3 Organization
Melinda Matheus has developed a gofundme site to help us raise funds for recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. We would, of course, appreciate any donation. We would also appreciate your forewarding this link to anyone you think might help our cause.
Thank you for your support !
Hurricane Damage Update
Our recovery progress has been slow but steady. A few members and Don Brown and his dive team have been hard at work recovering and cutting up the boats that were sunk. Commodore Pete has applied for a FEMA grant to help with expenses. Melinda Matheus has activated a GoFundMe site to raise funds to pay for all this work. Kim Haller and Bill Field, among others, has been working on rehabilitating the damaged dinghies. Many members have helped with debris removal and with general cleaning activities. We are awaiting proposals for rebuilding the dock.
The cleanup process will take time and, unfortunately, some people may be inconvenienced and for that we apologize. Just bear with us for a little while longer.