Historically the home of sport sailing, yacht clubs are notable for youth sailing programs. Clubs provide a safe environment to develop and hone sailing skills and learn competitive racing. Young sailors acquire team-building skills, leadership roles, and safe-boating techniques. These programs are the bedrock training grounds of future Olympic sailors. Youth sailing is supported through individual scholarships.
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing
Elite sailors, aspiring to become U.S. Olympians receive no government funding, relying exclusively on private resources and donations. The Foundation supports these athletes and sailing teams in their quest for Olympic gold for the United States
W.A.V.E. (Wounded American Veterans Event)
W.A.V.E. is an all-volunteer initiative organized by Florida yacht clubs to honor our nation’s disabled veterans, The Event commences with an opening ceremony, complete with color guard, entertainment, lunch and a cruise aboard a sail or power boat, provided by yacht club members.