A Message from the Hyannis Yacht Club Foundation
Dear HYC Foundation Supporter,
The HYC Foundation has had an extraordinarily successful past twelve months. In keeping with our mission “to promote, develop, maintain and oversee a sailing and swim school” the Foundation has allocated funds to offer six scholarships to children in our surrounding community to participate free of charge in the sail/swim program. We also purchased a Quest sailboat for beginners, a Laser sailboat for more advanced sailors and a trailer to transport the Lasers. A new 2023 Laser and dolly and a Skittle sailing Pram was donated to the HYCF, as well as a previously sailed Laser for a total of five boats.
The Foundation sponsored its first Scholarfish Tournament in July. This event was an overwhelming success with over fifty children participating in a “catch and release” youth segment of the event and nine offshore boats with four or five anglers per boat for the adult blue and striped bass division. Countless parents and grandparents witnessed their young anglers fishing off the main T, followed by an outdoor barbecue on the patio. This wildly fun event occurred as a result of donations by individuals as well as local businesses, and many, many volunteers who donated countless hours before, during and after the event.
Additionally, the Hyannis Yacht Club graciously held a Casino Night to benefit the Foundation over Memorial Day Weekend. This popular event attracted over 150 participants who enjoyed a “Roaring Twenties” event.
Through the efforts of several volunteers we have launched our website! Our address is www.hyannisyachtclubfoundation.org Please visit us for additional Foundation information.
As we continue our mission “to develop and engage in instructional and educational activities and programs” we need your help. Running a premier Sailing School and Swim program takes significant capital. Your donation, in any amount, will help us further our mission and reach our goals. Please consider supporting the program by making a donation prior to December 31, 2023 to take the tax benefit in 2023. Together we can inspire a future generation of swimming and sailing enthusiasts.
Randall W. Wallin, President