CYC Junior Sailing Fundraiser – YACHT ROCK

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Save the Date for the annual “Fun/Fundraiser” for CYC Junior Sailing

July 28, 2023 at 7pm

YACHT ROCK! (themed 70/80s yachting style)

A family evening of fun, music, games, and live auction.

And featuring our local favorite band… DARK & STORMY

Get Tickets here:

We are excited to be chairing the annual fundraiser for our amazing Junior Sailing program!  While the program continues to build friendships, confidence, and skill, the program has also produced world class sailors, and continues to do so. Over the years, CYC Jr sailors have excelled at their home club and abroad. The 2022 program had sailors representing Canada at international events in Brazil, Bahamas and Morocco and representing the USA in Belgium. Many Junior Sailing grads continue their pursuits at university level and even in the Olympics and SailGP.

All of these young sailors build life-long friendships and a love for the water, for our dear Chester, and the CYC. They return year after year to visit friends and their community, and to support the club themselves. Junior Sailing is the baseline for the continuing evolution and prosperity of CYC.

To keep our Junior Sailing program strong, we are asking our members to support the program and these young sailors. This takes time (volunteers) and money (for new equipment and maintenance). We have attached a list of the program needs identified by the team, for your interest.

Sponsorship opportunities are always available. If you wish to support the purchase of any of the listed items (needs/wants identified by Head Coach and Jr Sailing Director). Your donation is sincerely appreciated by our juniors and our entire sailing community. Email Whipple Smith at [email protected] if interested in sponsoring.

We are also looking for volunteers to ensure the night is perfect. Please reach out if you are interested in volunteering to help us out.

Thank you for supporting our young sailors and the future of CYC.

Very Best Regards,

Lyssa Orchid Young and Whipple Smith (Co-chairs Junior Fundraiser)

Jen Fraser (CYC Director of Sail Training)

Jr Sailing Program Needs/Wishlist:

  • New Coach Boat             $15,000
  • New C420 $15,000
  • New ILCA $12,000
  • Opti Trailer** $10,000
  • New Opti $6,000
  • New Coach Boat Console $3,500
  • Coach Boat Tube Patch $2,500
  • Replacement pieces $2,000
  • 420 Sail $1,300
  • Repair items $1,000
  • ILCA 7 sail $950
  • ILCA 6 sail $850
  • C420 Spinnaker $600
  • Opti training sail $400

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Set up
  • Break down/clean up
  • Live Auction items collection
  • Food
  • Raffle and Pay to Play games (also judges for best costumes)
  • Email Jennifer Fraser at [email protected]  to volunteer!

Donations for Auction:

If you have any auction item donations, please contact [email protected]

Items we ALREADY have for auction:

  • Vacation Homes
  • North Sail Opti Sail
  • Experiential Tours
  • Dolly Hancock Painting
  • Private Lesson with Olympian Sailor
  • Dinner for 8-10 at private Chester Home