GPYNEF at Work

Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation is a community outreach program dedicated to promoting national and international amateur sailing, maritime arts, education, water safety and community improvements. GPYNEF awards college scholarships every year to young sailors who have participated in a DRYA sailing program at any point.

18-20 May 2018

Great Lakes
Boating Festival

Open free to the public, the Grosse Pointe Yacht is host to this family-fun weekend of: the latest boats, antique cars, vintage boats, stadium sailing, remote control boats, music, food, and two raffles for a Rolex Watch and Boston Whaler.

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18 May 2018

Summer Breeze Auction and Party

The Summer Breeze Auction and Party kicks off the Great Lakes Boating Festival and is an evening of fabulous live auction items, food and entertainment. The fund-raising event is held at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and open to the public.

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Awarded every May

Scholarships

Young sailors who have participated in organized junior sailing or high school sailing programs within the DRYA-area may qualify for college scholarships. The next  scholarship availability will be for the 2017–18 school year.

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2017

Sponsored Events

GPYNEF continues its mission of promoting amateur sailing through its sponsorship of competitive events. In 2017 GPYNEF sponsors the USODA Great Lakes Championship and the USA Junior Olympics Sailing Festival.

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 2017

Supporting High Schools

The Foundation recognizes the development of high school sailing as the future of the sport. High schools benefit from GPYNEF support through educational opportunities, equipment, general funding and regattas.

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2017

Supporting Community

GPYNEF’s dedication to community outreach can be seen in their support of programs such as Challenge the Wind, Set Sail for Autism, competitive sailing grants and other organizations such as the Pontiac Sailing Eduction Foundation.

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Our Past Scholarship Recipients

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GROSSE POINTE YOUTH NAUTICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Our Past Scholarship Recipients

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