Grants

Examples of activities the Fund has supported in the past include:

Amateur Activities:

Support for I-LYA Clubs hosting the US Sailing Junior Championships (Sears, Bemis, & Smythe Trophies); for US Sailing Junior Olympics held at a port on Lake Erie; support for juniors through the Challenge Team program; and, partial reimbursement for expenses for any I-LYA junior qualifying for the US Sailing Junior National Championships.

Scholarships:

Twenty-three scholarships to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers of the I-LYA Junior Race Week and Powerboat Junior Navigation Contest.

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I-LYA Junior Race Week:

Subsidize coaching and housing expenses and provide ongoing support.

I-LYA Junior Power Regatta:

Provide coaching/instructional support for I-LYA Junior Powerboat training.


 

Challenge Team Grant Request

The Yachtsmen’s Fund has established the Challenge Team, which will provide partial funding to encourage juniors to take part in important events (regattas & clinics) in addition to I-LYA and US Sailing ladder events. Primarily intended to encourage those who have not yet reached their sailing potential, this program is open to I-LYA juniors between the ages of 13 and 19. To qualify for funding the event or clinic must typically draw at least 20–25 entrants per class, and be of a level of competition found at the I-LYA Junior Championships Regatta.

The following are examples of the type of activity in which this program is intended to encourage participation:
Orange Bowl • Oyster Bay Clinic • Buzzard’s Bay • C.O.R.K • Nationals, Districts or Mid-Winters

 

Chubb Championships Grant Request

 

Additional Grant Request