The Emerald Coast Sailing Association (ECSA) is a non-profit 501C3 formed in 1992 when a group of sailing fathers realized a need for an organization to foster local sailing.  Several of the area’s top sailors encountered difficulty with campaign fund raising and local community recreational programs needed help.

ECSA now provides financial assistance for area sailors competing at United States Sailing Association sanctioned events.  ECSA also engages in a number of educational programs designed to attract new sailors, educate and train those already sailing, and promote safety for all in a “lifetime sport”.  The association is guided by a ten-member Board of Trustees selected for their interest, skills, and contributions to the sailing world.