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Carol Terryberry grew up sailing on the Chesapeake Bay where she enjoyed both cruising and racing in large sailboats and one-designs. After taking sailing lessons at Hampton Yacht Club (HYC) as a child, she became an instructor as a teenager. Carol served as the Head Instructor for three years, managing approximately 120 kids for eight weeks each summer. Carol also ran a women’s sailing program at HYC with over fifty participants.


In 2001, after relocating to Elizabeth City, Carol started the Pasquotank River Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing camp.  The camp served about 40 kids per summer, sparking the founding of River City Community Sailing.


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The River City Community Sailing Foundation’s vision is to increase the community’s access to and involvement in sailing, racing, and enjoyment of the natural beauty, ecological value, and historical significance of the Pasquotank River in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.


The River City Sailing Foundation’s mission is to foster and facilitate recreational and competitive sailing, sportsmanship, water safety, teamwork, and community service for youth, families, and adults of Pasquotank and surrounding counties in Northeastern North Carolina.


The RCCS Foundation is an organization that provides affordable coaching, training, and instruction in fundamental sailing skills.  The Foundation’s seminal program is the Youth Sailing Camp which utilizes “Reach,” U.S. Sailing’s national education initiative designed to inspire sailing programs and schools to utilize sailing as an educational platform for youth of all backgrounds.  The program modules are based on a STEM curriculum.


From a US Sailing REACH/STEM Program

LifeSail Inc. Comunity Sailing REACH / STEM

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