The Matthew Turner to windward with the Freda B to leeward.
Photo by Will Pryor
Sailing Science Center
A Year of Partnerships
2021 in Review and Year End Appeal
Dear Sailing Science Supporter,

We want to thank you for following the SSC over the past year. Without the support from people like you we couldn't continue. In 2021 the SSC moved steadily forward, in a year characterized by partnerships and friendships that have brought us ever closer to our vision.

If you have been thinking about supporting the SSC financially, but have not yet made the move, now is a great time to join your friends who have already donated, by taking advantage of the extended deadline for the $300 C.A.R.E.S. Act tax deduction (see below for details).
SSC 2021 In Review
They say people overestimate what can be done in the short term and they underestimate what can be done in the long term. When I look back on what the SSC accomplished in 2021, month-by-month it hasn't seemed like much, but over the year I am filled with pride over what the SSC volunteers have done with the support of our partners and friends. Below are the highlights.
In 2021, the SSC:

2022 is shaping up with ever more exciting things in store. We hope you will stay tuned and stay involved as we grow the Sailing Science Center!
A Year of Newsletter Banners
Banners from the 2021 Sailing Science Center Newsletter
Nine of the twelve came from Martha Blanchfield's Renegade Sailing
A Year of Spotlights
A collage of the 2021 SSC Newsletter Spotlight subjects
With just twelve issues per year, the SSC is unable to adequately recognize all the people and organizations who are contributing to make a difference. These are the twelve that headed our newsletter in 2021.

Top Row: Steven Woodside (Call of the Sea), Dan Pruzan, Pip Ziman, Ana Blanco (International Ocean Film Festival)
Middle Row: Megan Stewart, Sabrina Tan, Lars Anderson, Chris Gallagher (Bay Model)
Bottom Row: Bryan Chavez, Dan Truong, John Arndt (Latitude 38), Wayne Zittel (J World Performance Sailing)
A Year of Exhibitions
The SSC held seven exhibitions in 2021, kicking into gear as soon as the pandemic restrictions were lifted, reaching an estimated 600 people from June through November. Above are images from our August 5 exhibition at the Treasure Island Community YMCA, where we engaged for the first time with a group comprised primarily of non-sailors.
A Year of Partnerships
2021 Collage of Logos
As mentioned above, 2021 was a year characterized by the widespread support the SSC got from its many partners, collaborators, and supporters. The logos above recognize some of the organizations that were involved during the year.
The SSC's First Logo Item
Collage with SSC mug and coffee beans
In 2021 the SSC created its first tradedmarked logo items with our new branding. We now have SSC branded mugs, pens, notebooks, polo shirts, pullovers, and bumper stickers. They are currently only available as gifts and prizes. Expect to see them for purchase in 2022.

The SSC's Victoria Marcus has led the charge on this initiative.
The SSC's New Trailer
The new SSC trailer with the America True trailer in the background
With help from John Arndt, of Latitude 38, in 2021 the SSC acquired the popular Coffee Grinder exhibit from America True, along with its trailer (seen in the background above). Click here to see the Grinder Video.

Happy with the Grinder, but feeling like we needed a larger trailer, in November the SSC completed the purchase of a brand new, custom-outfitted 16-foot trailer for delivering SSC content to kids and others at our mobile exhibitions.
The SSC 2021 Castaway Gala
SSC 2021 Castaway Gala Place Settings
2021 Castaway Gala Coconuts
2021 Gala Dining
On November 4 we held the SSC 2021 Castaway Gala in partnership with the Bay Model and Call of the Sea. We filled every seat in the room, had a great time acknowledging the people who have helped get the SSC this far, and brought the SSC's 2021 fundraising up to our $100,000 goal for the year.
2020 C.A.R.E.S Act Provisions Extended
Donate Today for a $300 Tax Deduction
In March of 2020, Congress voted with overwhelming bipartisan support to enact the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (C.A.R.E.S). Within the act is a provision allowing cash donations of up to $300 to be deducted if made before December 31, 2020. This has been extended to December 31, 2021 and applies even if you take the standard deduction (90% of tax payers).

If you haven't donated to the SSC yet this year, consider doing so now to take advantage of this limited-time incentive.
Happy New Year!
2022 Happy New Year Graphic
In closing, we want to thank and acknowledge everyone who chipped in to help the SSC in 2021 and wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year in 2022!
SSC Palette Colors
Jim Hancock
President and Founder
The San Francisco Sailing Science Center is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation recognized under IRS Section 501(c)(3), Tax ID 82-3631165. Your donation to the Sailing Science Center is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.



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Victoria Marcus

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