About the projectGippsland Lakes Yacht Club’s Junior and Youth Program aims to “see more kids sailing on the Gippsland Lakes”.
We welcome new sailors and have a growing fleet of experienced youth sailors. We are not exclusively a “one-design” junior/youth club, instead, we develop resilient young sailors with the skills and appetite to jump aboard any boat and enjoy sailing everywhere.
We tailor our programs each season to meet the growing needs of our small country community, and now have junior and youth sailors participating in local, regional, State, National and International regattas.
This project will help fund both programs and equipment to engage new sailors, and activities/support to encourage our youth sailors to compete at the higher levels.
Funds will be utilised to deliver affordable and accessible local programs to individuals, schools and community groups, with donations contributing to the maintenance of our training fleet and instructor costs.
Funding will also be used to provide coaching opportunities and regatta support for our growing youth fleet.