About Us

The Pensacola Sailing Ecosystem


Pensacola Bay is protected by the low, narrow strip of dunes of Santa Rosa island, conferring low chop but steady winds.  The adjoining Gulf of Mexico contributes sea life and warm water while the prevailing climate allows year-round sailing.

Sail Pensacola is devoted to initiatives that support recreational sailing, competitive sailing, and economic development related to these activities.

Sail Pensacola

Sail Pensacola Inc is a 501(c) public charity incorporated in Florida on February 7, 2023, and is based in Pensacola, Florida, promoting sailing as recreation, competition, and business for Pensacola, and Pensacola Bay.


Pensacola is the North American center for high performance sailing events, boat engineering, sail engineering, and technology development related to high-performance sailing.


Sail Pensacola promotes high-performance sailing, recreational sailing, competitive sailing, sailing technology, and economic prosperity related to sailing on the Pensacola Bay.


The Sail Pensacola vision is backed by a strategic plan that builds around three goals: Sailors, Races, and Jobs!

Board of Directors

Timothy Ryschon, President
Tom Pace, Vice President
Ellis Bullock, III
Timothy Burr
Terry Hutchinson
David Johnson
Collier Merrill
DC Reeves
Bobby Switzer

IRS Public Charity

Sail Pensacola Inc received its 501(c)3 and public charity determination on 3/21/2023 pursuit to IRC section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

Florida Charitable Organization

Sail Pensacola Inc is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a qualifed chartible organization.

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