Flying Scot® Foundation
Assuring the Future of Flying Scot® Sailing
The Fund for Education aims to improve the sail trim and boat handling skills of current Flying Scot® owners and to recruit new sailors into local fleets by helping local sailing schools and community sailing programs that use a Flying Scot® to train adults.
Click here for a Sail Donation Program grant application. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2013
Click here for a Speakers Bureau grant application. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2013.
Click here for Scots in Schools grant application. Deadline for submission: March 1, 2013.
Judging from the happy faces, Harry was able to make people feel good about improving their sailing skills.
Scots in Schools Program
The Foundation will also provide grants to local sailing schools or community sailing associations (CSA) that train adults in Flying Scots® and have a close relationship with the local Flying Scot ® fleet. Grants are up to $2,000 per year and the money can be used for any purpose that supports the objective of getting new adult sailors trained in fundamentals of sailing in a Flying Scot® and then referring them to the local Scot fleet for further development.
This program is based on the results of a survey of Flying Scot Fleets done in 2007. The Survey found good recruitment of new sailors into the fleet when the sailing school or CSA used a Flying Scot for instruction of adults and when there was a close, supportive relationship between the local fleet and sailing school or CSA and poor recruitment in the situations where either the adults were trained in some other boat or the local fleet was not supportive.
Check out the difference between recruitment from sailing schools that DO use a Flying Scot® for adult training (above) and those that DO NOT (below)!