Safety Boat and Scholarship

Little Washington Sailing School

The Little Washington Sailing School will acquire and outfit a new Safety Boat, educate instructors, complete dock maintenance, and distribute twenty scholarships for children to learn to sail.

Counties Impacted:

  • Beaufort
  • Onslow
  • New Hanover
  • Hyde
  • Washington
  • Cartaret
  • Pitt
  • Martin
  • Craven

The School, as well as members of the community, want students to have a positive interaction with the river. In order for that interaction to be positive the children need to feel safe. The Duke Energy Water Resources Grant will help us do this by acquiring assets and undertaking preparations needed to continue to grow the program. We hope to bring more children to the program, to enjoy the outdoors, to overcome their fears, gain skills and build strong community norms around how to care for our waterways."

-- Kevin Clancy, Program Director, Little Washington Sailing School




The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.