There were many excellent submissions this year, but our Horder Committee felt that Westlake Yacht Club’s program stood out as having made outstanding progress due to the amazing support and generosity of their members. Their innovative “Summer Sailing Academy ” began its rebirth three years ago after a period of decline. Their plan was to by a new fleet of boats over a period of years. However, when they announced their plans to the members of Westlake Yacht Club, the members came forward and donated the money for them to buy all 15 boats in one year. Over that three year period they have trained hundreds of children in the art of sailing and safely enjoying water sports.
Congratulations to Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) and the Westlake Yacht Club.