The Inter-Lake Yachtsmen’s Fund

Incorporated October 10, 1919, the Inter-Lake Yachtsmen’s Fund has been supporting sailors and boaters throughout the Lake Erie region for nearly a century.  Thanks to past support, many grant recipients have gone on to become, coaches, crew, and boat owners throughout the USA and beyond – contributing to the boating community and the sport of sailing for many years to come.

Grants are given for amateur activities for both youth and adults – Powerboating and Sailing – including:

US Sailing Championships
Training for Judges, Race Officers, and Event Managers
Partial funding of expenses for youth to travel to major regattas and training events outside our region
Support of I-LYA member clubs hosting national-level sailing and powerboating events
Housing and coaching for the I-LYA Junior Sailing Championships (JBW)
A 60+ year tradition bringing youth from across the region to compete
Safe powerboating & navigation training at the annual I-LYA Junior Power Regatta and support of programs held at nearby clubs.
Many other worthy events and programs, as grants are requested