Cliff and Karen Angers, in memory of their son Rusty, who died at a tragically young age, decided to give sailing scholarships at local yacht clubs to children from lower income households.
The Stamford Sailing Foundation is launched by founders Cliff Angers and Skip Raymond and others from the local sailing community.
SSF grows to include after-school classes in selected Stamford public schools in swimming- and sailing-related topics like navigation, small boat safety, marine
ecology, and more.
City of Stamford leases SSF waterfront land at Southfield Park to build facilities for a world class educational program based on sailing and the sea.
SSF’s first Blue Water Bound (BWB) program at the facility.
SSF expands the after school program. BWB Summer Program enrolls 36 and adds a fifth week.
The opening of SSF’s home marina and on-water teaching facilities at Southfield Park.