Junior sailing scholarships available

CONTRIBUTEDSharidan Hathaway and Madison Meincke won the Olcott Yacht Club Women's Yachting Association's 2018 junior sailing scholarships. Applications for 2019 scholarships are being accepted now; students in the Barker, Newfane and Wilson school districts are eligible. 

Olcott Yacht Club Women's Yachting Association is offering scholarships to the Junior Sailing program at OYC for the 21st year.

Students in the Barker, Newfane and Wilson school districts between the ages of 7 and 18 years may apply.

Several levels of instruction are taught with an emphasis on safety, fun, sportsmanship, cooperation and competition. Sessions are taught by US Sailing and American Red Cross certified instructors. Instructors use the US Sailing Association format that offers several years of developmental skills in sailing, theory, timing, balance, racing and seamanship.

For a scholarship application, visit a school guidance office or call WYA chairman Linda Rosenbaum at 778-5153. Completed applications must be turned in by June 24.