Gifts to Educate, Challenge, and Inspire

Gifts to Educate, Challenge, and Inspire the Next Generation!

Recent Memorial Gifts:

In Memory of William Gilroy from Betty & James DuPre’

In Memory of Ed Skoch from Don Harris

Recent Special Occasion Gifts:

“Happy 75th Birthday P/C Tony Jucaitis, EWYC” from Tim Yanda

“Steve Harris, Thanks for the Great Website” from Anonymous

“Happy New Year! and Follow us on Twitter!” from Steve Harris


Over $5,000 in Scholarships Redeemed in 2017

Scholarship certificates totaling $5,150 were redeemed by ten sailors and powerboaters in 2017. Scholarship certificates are awarded annually by the Yachtsmen’s Fund to the top finishers at the I-LYA Junior Championship and Junior Power Regatta and through the Szambecki Fund to the top Thistles in the Traveler Series. Winners redeem their certificates when they head off to college. Redemption instructions are available on our website. The 2017 recipients are attending the following institutions:

  • University of Toledo
  • Butler University
  • Miami University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Bowling Green State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Cornell University

I-LYA Sailors Experience Sunshine and Saltwater at Orange Bowl

Six I-LYA junior sailors took advantage of Yachtsmen’s Fund Challenge Team travel grants to help finance their participation in the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta held December 26-30th at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, Florida. Sara Schumann (Opti-CLSA), Grace and Ryan Squires (C420-HSC), Barrett Hall and Matthew Mrocca (C420-NCYC), and Reagan Lessick (radial-ECSC) had four great days of racing on Biscayne Bay. Results are available online by clicking HERE. Also making the trip was Siri Schantz (radial-HSC) and Ian Moran (I420-EWYC) who participated in the 2017 Open Orange Bowl Regatta held the same days out of Coconut Grove Sailing Club.

Warm Weather Racing at Orange Bowl in Miami…

Siblings Grace & Ryan Squires from Hoover Sailing Club in 7007 at Orange Bowl
Matthew Mrocca & Barrett Hall from North Cape Yacht Club enjoy big breeze while sailing on Biscayne Bay in Miami
Sara Schumann from Cowan Lake Sailing Association is actively campaigning in the Opti
Reagan Lessick from Eagle Creek Sailing Club & Siri Schantz from Hoover extend their 2017 season by racing their Laser Radials at Orange Bowl.