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Providing Access to Education for the Marginalized Community

Welcome to Sailfest, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to education for the kids of Zihuatanejo. We believe that education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle and creating a better future for all. Our focus ranges from preschool all the way up to university students, and we work closely with the community to identify areas of need and provide educational support. In many cases, we provide scholarships for kids to go to college who would otherwise have no way to do so. We invite you to be a part of our mission and join us in making a lasting impact on the community.


Since its inception, SailFest has been committed to raising funds for local charities. We are proud to say that we have donated millions of pesos to support various educational and community programs. Our festival is designed to raise funds by offering a variety of unique and exciting fundraising events. You can participate in sunset cruises, blues and jazz cruises, cultural live music and dancing, and other exciting activities. Be a part of our journey and help us make a positive impact in the lives of those in need!

Sailfest Activities


Volunteer Opportunities

Since our inception, Sailfest has worked hard to make a positive impact on the world. We believe that education is a fundamental right and that every child deserves access to it. Our goal is to make education accessible to the children of Zihuatanejo who are in underserved communities that lack the resources necessary to provide quality education for their children. We are looking for passionate volunteers who share our values to help us on our mission. Join us and be a part of a global movement to make education accessible to everyone.

Sailfest Sponsors

We could not put on this event without the generosity and passion of our sponsors who provide donations for the auctions, musicians who donate their time and talent each year, our panel of volunteers who provide their professional skills and expertise... the list goes on and on... but most importantly are the local businesses of the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa ares. Please go out and support these organizations and businesses and tell them that Sailfest sent you! 

Our Impact

Over the years we have had a lot of fun putting on this event, but that's not what it's all about. It's about the children and the impact we have been able to see for them. In the past 20+ years of Sailfest we have raised millions of pesos for the schools of Zihuatanejo, but let's break it down. 

$____ pesos (total in 22 years)

$____ in scholarships

_____ scholarships

_____ kids received scholarships

_____ kids have benefited (total, in all the schools)

_____ schools have benefited (total)

Our Volunteers



John has been volunteering with us for over five years and has made a significant impact in the lives of the children we serve. Click here to learn more about John's experience.

Cruiser Volunteers

Jane is a dedicated volunteer who has a passion for education and making a difference in her community. Click here to learn more about Jane's experience.

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