Teen Sailors “Fleet-Up” at YSF
In the US Navy, to ‘fleet-up’ means to be promoted from within. For example, one can fleet-up from Executive Officer to Commanding Officer of a ship. Here, teens are fleeting-up from sailing students to certified instructors, teaching the next wave of sailors at YSF Summer Sailing Camp.
Partnering with Quail Valley River Club and The Moorings Yacht & Country Club, YSF has expanded its annual summer camp to four weeks at each resort and increased enrollment by 50%. A total of 144 kids, age 8 to 13, are learning to sail this summer in a fun and safe environment. Most are local residents, though quite a few are visiting Vero Beach on vacation from other parts of the country. Youth Sailing Foundation, working with Boys & Girls Club, Homeless Children’s Foundation, Gifford Youth Achievement Center, and Youth Guidance, has awarded 30 scholarships this season so that a broader range of kids can experience the joy of sailing, plus fun activities and pool time at these wonderful facilities. All segments of the Vero Beach community come together at YSF Summer Sailing Camp.