Sailing Development Fund
In early 2018 Sun Yachts Ltd in partnership with the other co-owners of "Sun of a Gun" the new Sunfast 3600 have established a Sailing Development fund with the simple aim of assisting one or more young sailors to achieve their sailing goals. This will be done both by practical experience and guidance, mentoring and financial assistance.
The guardians of the fund include a professional yacht skipper with 14 Atlantic crossings and maybe 250,000 sea miles under his belt, an ex sailing instructor and two experienced yacht owners, all of whom share a common interest to see sailing, racing and seamanship skills developed in the young people of the Island. They plan to do this partly with financial aid for courses, travel and equipment and also by inviting the successful applicants to participate in races, regattas and long distance delivery trips, possibly culminating in an Atlantic crossing later in the year.
Applicants for the grant should be aged between 16 and 25 years of age at 1 January 2018 and can apply in writing by completing an initial application form by the following the link here: Sailing Development Fund Application
The fund is privately run and managed and has no outside funding allowing the guardians of the fund discretion to decide how the money is best utilised.