The OGA Youth Fund was set up in our 50th anniversary year, 2013, to provide a lasting legacy by encouraging youngsters to sail in gaffers.

It is hoped that the Fund will go from strength to strength, and that in the future it might expand its remit to include funding for traditional boat-related skills and activities other than sailing.

The Youth Fund is managed by the GMC with a nominated Committee member acting as the lead to oversee the Fund and to coordinate applications and the award of grants.

The future of the Youth Fund relies on sustaining income to the Fund, and the frontline of fundraising activity is in the OGA Areas. Every effort will be made to raise funds for the Youth Fund at sailing and non-sailing events throughout the year.

Photo credit: Simon Head
Simeon Head plays Cape Cutter 19 'Halcyon' off the wind and waves, in a stiff breeze, heading to Amlwch, Anglesey for the Holyhead Traditional Festival.