LWSS makes noon Rotary presentation

Published 5:16 pm Sunday, November 11, 2018

This week, Washington (noon) Rotary members were provided an update on Little Washington Sailing School, which the club has supported for many years.

Club member Jeremy Hood introduced Kevin Clancy, the school’s programming director, and explained that Clancy is a graduate of Washington High School and Campbell University.

After a career in the Marine Corps, where he served as military police, he retired and became involved in the sailing school initially as a volunteer.

Clancy thanked the club for supporting the school for many years, averaging three scholarships per season.

Little Washington Sailing School is a 501(c)3 entity and is U.S. Sailing Certified. The school has a 100-percent safety record. They normally operate at Washington’s waterfront 10 weeks per year and have programs designed for boys and girls, ages 9 to 18.

Clancy explained that the school teaches the basic skills of seamanship and the fundamentals of sailing but that the children learn even more important lessons:

awareness of safe practices; self-reliance; teamwork; respect for others; self-confidence; sportsmanship; and character building.

Scholarships are available for each week of the program, and parents are encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit LittleWashingtonSailingSchool.org or email


Washington (noon) Rotary consists of volunteers within Beaufort County dedicating their efforts to charitable causes both locally and those to which its parent organization subscribes. Each year, this local group has raised and disbursed funds to local non-profits through creative fundraising activities. For more information, visit

washingtonnoonrotary.org/ or