Sailing is a life-long sport. From casual day-sailing to competitive sailing, it provides an opportunity to enjoy our region's waters at almost any skill level. With the ability to swim as a prerequisite, almost any child can learn to sail. Youth sailing promotes sportsmanship, physical fitness, independence, and water safety. In addition to sailing program Grants, the Foundation also offers undergraduate college Scholarships for competitive sailing.
Learning to sail provides lots of benefits to young people:
- Fosters the understanding of weather and ocean sciences in real-world application
- Develops navigation skills and an improved sense of direction
- Builds self-confidence and a belief in their abilities