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1725 12th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Open 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday – Sunday

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Congratulations, Erika!

Erika Reineke to sail for TEAM USA in the 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Inaugural Lang Ryder Hot Shot Award Winner is Junior Sailor Cody Roe!

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Teaching Our Youth
To Become Leaders & Champions

The Lauderdale Yacht Club Sailing Foundation is dedicated to favorably impacting the lives of young people, primarily between the ages of eight and eighteen using sailing as a vehicle to teach boating, weather, marine safety, sea conditions, maritime ‘rules of the road’, racing, tactics, first and, and improve spatial and mathematical skills. We feel strongly that sailing at this age builds character, self-reliance, independence, self-respect and leadership skills in addition to supporting the math and science areas of education. The Foundation also supports organizations in South Florida that provide sailing opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged youth.

Our Programs

Anchored in generosity and financial support from our community,
we provide the following programs.

Sailing Scholarships for Youth Sailors

LYCSF awards sailing scholarships for youth sailors learning to sail or striving to improve their skill level for fall, spring and summer training programs in South Florida.

Competition Grants for Sailors

LYCSF awards competition grants to sailors under the age of 18 who have qualified to compete in international and continental championship level regattas.

Community Sailing Program Grants

LYCSF awards funds to Community Sailing Programs in South Florida that teach children under 18 how to sail. The awards are approved on an ongoing basis.

Broward Schools Learn to Sail Essay Contest

LYCSF Learn to Sail Summer Scholarship Essay Contest is open to all current 5th grade students. If selected, the kids will select from available dates at LYC Sailing Summer Camp.


LYCSF hosts and funds a one-week, all expenses paid, trip to Ft. Lauderdale where kids who have lost a parent in the line of duty learn the ins and outs of sailing while building strong relationships with others.

City of Fort Lauderdale
Summer Sailing Camp

LYCSF supports the children of our community by working with the City of Ft. Lauderdale and other partners to provide summer beginner sailing camp.

Annual Dinner - Save the date

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

An evening honoring our US Military to benefit the LYCSF.

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