2012 Foundation Awards

FY12 Flying Scot Foundation Awards

   The Foundation board has carefully considered a number of applications for funding this coming year and has made the following awards which total $4,650:

Fleet 6 (Deep Creek Lake, MD; Bob Vance, Fleet Captain) requested Speakers Bureau funds to help pay travel expenses so that Kelly Gough can put on a day-long sail training session just prior to the Sandy Douglass Memorial Regatta, July 27-29 at Deep Creek Lake (Award: $250).

   The Moraine Sailing Club (Portersville, PA; Dan Goldberg, Director at Large) requested General Fund to pay for “wire to rope” conversion of halyards on 6 sailing school Flying Scots®.  The conversion will make it easier for entry-level sailors and decrease maintenance costs for the standard winches. The school regularly trains 80-110 adults every summer and recently six of these folks have joined local Scot fleet 80. (Award $600)

   The Foundation awarded $1,500 in matching funds to help Muscle Shoals Sailing Club (Florence, AL; Willson Jenkins, past Commodore) purchase a used Flying Scot® for their sailing school.  The club has identified a sound boat and raised $3,000 for this purpose.  Fleet 190 members provide instruction to adults and families.

   Similarly, the Foundation awarded $1,500 in matching funds to help Quannapowitt YC (Wakefield, MA; Steve Bretton, Fleet Caption, Fleet 187) purchase a used Flying Scot® for use in their adult sail training program and to allow potential fleet members to try out a Scot.

   Sturgeon Bay YC and Sail Training Foundation (Sturgeon Bay, WI; Jesse Brunsvold, Executive Committee Member) was awarded  $800 to buy two sets of “gently” used Flying Scot® sails for use in training adults.  Five graduates have recently joined Fleet 199.