The Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation ’s mission is to promote national and international amateur sailing, maritime education and competition, and water safety.

The Foundation achieves this mission with outreach programs, training activities and provision of sailing equipment. We organize, promote and sponsor participation in regional, national and international regattas and training.

The Foundation provides partial funding for local high school sailing programs and individual sailors to accomplish greater levels of excellence on the national level up to Olympic Competition.

We support the general improvement of the lakes and environment in the Lake St. Clair area.

The GPYNEF is an IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) qualified organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted under Sec. 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Board of Directors

J. James Morrow — President

James A. Anderson — Vice President

Ilja J. Vreeken — Director

Sean Schotthoefer — Director

Sloane R. Barbour — Treasurer

Mark R. Weber PhD — Secretary

J. Theodore Everingham — Outside Director

Brian J. Geraghty — Outside Director

Jeffery Laethem — Director

Wally Cross — Director

Michael D. Murray — Financial Advisor & Audit — Polk & Associates


Director Emaritus

Past Commodore Mac Deason

A Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Foundation