Sailing is a unique experience, a life-changing opportunity and, for many, a lifestyle in and of itself. AYCF strongly believes that the opportunity to learn about the Bay and to be on the water in a sailboat and should be made available to as many in our community as possible. First-hand knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay leads to greater awareness of the Bay, important self-development, team-building, and an awareness of community. AYCF supports education programs throughout the mid-Chesapeake Bay area that encourage widespread participation through the incentive of scholarships.
Scholarships for participation in maritime-related educational programs.
"The success of the Team Storm Trysail program for junior sailors has been beyond our expectations. Thank you for your support."
Sue Mikulski with NextStep participants. Part of an international regatta that promotes excellence in competition for the top women sailors in the world, as well as those entering or moving up in the sport, the NextStep Outreach program is an effort to prepare young female sailors to move to the next level in racing competition.