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Youth sailing program awards certificates

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Marco Island young sailors proudly display their Certificates of Completion of 2020 summer sailing courses; 130 children completed the beginner and intermediate programs.

The Marco Island Yacht Club Sailing Center in partnership with the Marco Island Community Sailing Center have just completed their summer youth sailing program.

In its second year, the program served 130 students in beginner and intermediate programs and offered an advanced program for students in high school.

Marco Island young sailors proudly display their Certificates of Completion of 2020 summer sailing courses; 130 children completed the beginner and intermediate programs.

Through fundraising in the spring by the members of the Marco Island Yacht Club, 14 scholarships were awarded to families who were impacted by COVID by either losing employment or being furloughed.

With another fund raiser planned this winter, the Club hopes to raise additional monies to expand the scholarship program next summer.

“Many thanks to the community for supporting this program,” said Dwyn von Bereghy, MIYC Fleet Captain-sail, who oversees the sailing program.

The Marco Island Yacht Club Sailing Center awarded 14 scholarships to area families impacted by COVID-19 who lost employment or were furloughed. The club plans to raise additional scholarship funds this winter to expand the program next year.