Each year the Foundation board of directors decides which programs to fund based on the mission statement and available funds. Strong support is always considered for the Junior Program and scholarships to allow talented youth to compete effectively.
OYC had been using three Zumas. These fun boats were unique to OYC but didn’t offer double handed sailing. For a good curriculum, a change was needed to offer strong intermediate and advanced Learn-to-Sail classes.
For $5,000 from OYCYF, OYC acquired five used FJs. The deal included a double trailer, boat registration and lightly used racing sails. It took about three months to strip, repair, prime, paint, and re-equip these FJs.