Our mission and who we are...


Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing Incorporated (H C S & R) is a non-profit corporation.  

Its purpose is to, on a community basis: 

  • facilitate community based boat building by volunteers and the encourage the development of the skills associated with it
  • encourage rowing, competitive rowing, sailing and competitive sailing
  • encourage use of our water resource by organizing regattas and other water based events
  • preserve historic regional boat designs
  • focus attention on the maritime history of our region

Programs to achieve these goals include:

  • convert historic regional designs to modern boat building techniques, kit boat building techniques, and volunteer boat builder capabilities
  • receive and restore donated boats, using volunteer boat builders, for revenue and/or use
  • build and/or restore boats, to minimize capital requirements, utilizing volunteer boat builders, for use by community members
  • raise funds for capital requirement and operating expenses by operating a “ship’s store”, by conducting fund-raising drives, and by conducting events, classes and regattas.
  • the Heritage-23 is the one design boat chosen as the primary build-row-sail boat of H C S & R
  • direct expenses associated with the community sailing and rowing portion of the program are to be covered by membership fees and other direct revenues
  • programs for pleasure, fitness and competitive rowing and sailing will be developed

These goals and programs have direct implications for members:     

  • members should be aware that the vessels in use by H C S & R are built from kits by dedicated volunteers of varying skills and experience
  • In the case of donated boats, members should be aware made that these vessels are old and have been restored by dedicated volunteers of varying skill levels
  • In both instances, there may be additional risk associated with equipment use, and such underlying and/or additional risk is borne by using members.