What We Do


Founded in 2017 by David Workum, The Leland Yacht Club Foundation is an IRS sec. 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization separate from the Leland Yacht Club. The Leland Yacht Club Foundation supports programs that follow its mission to promote sailing, educational opportunities relating to water activities, safety on and around the water and community outreach. The Foundation provides scholarships to the Leland Yacht Club youth sailing program.

Letter from the President for 2021

LYCF accomplishments

  • Host US Sailing, Instructors Certification Program for northern Michigan area sailing instructors

  • Host CPR/First Aid Certification and Water Safety educational programs for Leelanau County area students

  • Partnered with another area non profit, Bay Area Recycling (BARC) to make the annual LYC Barbecruise a cleaner & more environmentally green event

  • Community Supporter for the Fishtown 5K Race

  • Assisted LYC in acquiring 4 new Butterfly Sailboats for their Youth Program

  • Awarded Scholarships to the LYC Sailing School for Area Youth

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