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Community Sailing Scholarship

GEMO (Greenport, East Marion & Orient) is committed to achieving greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Orient Yacht Club junior sailing program.

The core mission of GEMO is to encourage and facilitate participation for children of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and orientations in the sport of sailing.  And encourage local kids to experience our beautiful waterways.


" When I grow up, I hope my children will    come and sail with this program"

                              - GEMO Sailor


GEMO offers sailing scholarships to youth in our community who might otherwise not participate in maritime education.

Beginners learn basic sailing skills in Opti dinghies and progress to 420s honing their skills in both leisure sailing and competitive racing.

Recipients must be at least 8 years old and know how to swim. 

If interested, please email us at for an application.  

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"Every morning as we drive to Orient I feel like I'm on vacation, even though it's the same drive everyday"
                                                   -GEMO Sailor



GEMO is a registered 501c3 and is grateful for any tax-deductibile donations you can make. GEMO is equally interested in, and grateful for, any new or used equipment (sailing gear, life-vests, boats, etc.) in good condition that you or your sailors are able to provide.


Online banking transfer via QuickPay with Zelle (to


Please make checks payable to GEMO Community Sailing and send to PO Box 93, Orient, NY 11957

Donate via credit card or Paypal, click below.  GEMO pays fees on donations received by PayPal. If you are donating $500 or more, please consider using Zelle or mailing us a check so 100% of your donation goes toward our programming.

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