About Us

Hatteras Sailing Organization

Hatteras Community Sailing Organization is a NC non-profit corporation and a US Sailing Community Sailing foundation and is a 5013(c) US registered non-profit corporation.

Hatteras Community Sailing provides sailing instruction and competition to youth and adults on Hatteras Island, NC to inspire independence, seamanship, and respect for nature.  We provide lessons, classes, and camps to teach sailing, water safety, boat safety, and boat maintenance.   We sponsor local and regional sailing competitions to promote the sport and use sailing is a foundation on which to grow skill, discipline, character, and self-confidence in local Hatteras Island youth and adults.

HCS nurtures skilled and confident sailors to be a lifelong credit to Hatteras Community Sailing and the larger Cape Hatteras and Outer Banks Communities. Hatteras Sailing is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Getting kids and adults outside…

We think it is really healthy to be outside in real life and in nature, and we happen to be blessed enough to live on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Our youth and adult sailing programs enjoy year round sailing socials, events, and diverse wind and sea conditions.

…and into nature

Our youth and adults are encouraged to take out the boats as often as they can, to sail together, respect nature, and enjoy our beautiful ocean and sound. We make safety and socializing a priority and emphasize having fun in real life.

Board Members


Jay Phillips of Phillips Boatworks

Jay Phillips has been sailing professionally for more than 30 years, and has a passion to pass his love for this life-building sport onto new, young sailors. “We can’t really spare any effort grounding our next generation to the earth, the sea, and the creator”, says Jay on why he founded Hatteras Sailing. “Sailing is a great way to get kids in touch and engaged with their environment”

Vice Chairman



Members at Large

Capt. Jay Crawford of Outer Banks Kiting

Jay Crawford holds a USCG Masters License, 25-ton and a BS in Physical Education/Leisure Services from Winthrop University, South Carolina. Jay has been living, breathing and coaching kiteboarding on Hatteras Island since the early days. Flying Naish product since 1999, Jay has worked with and learned from the pioneers. He spends winters in “Shacks Beach”, Puerto Rico, or Heavenly Ski Resort, California, to further expand his teaching knowledge.

Billy Mosley of Winward Homes

Billy Mosley is a long time Nags Head resident, avid sailor, kiter, and windsurfer. He loves Hobie Cat sailing, surfing, and the Outer Banks and is the president of Winward Homes.

Tater Gaskins of Hatteras Island Air

Tater, the owner of Hatteras Island Air, having grown up here on Hatteras feels that sailing is a natural fit for Hatteras and Hatteras Island Youth. “I’m very interested in the physics of sailing. Knots are cool”, says Tater. Like Chip, Tater is interested in learning sailing as he mentors his own son, Ellis, in survival skills and outdoor activities.

Hatteras Sailing Organization



Our Location

48962 NC Highway 12, Buxton, NC 27920

Mailing Address

PO Box 102, Avon, NC 27915

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    Thank you to our sponsors

    Hatteras Sailing is a sponsor and member supported organization. Thank you to all our local business and individual sponsors.