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The Venice Yacht Club
Since its founding of the Pram Fleet, in 1952, the forerunner of the Venice Youth Boating Association, the Venice Yacht Club continues to support the VYBA in its mission to serve all youth of greater Venice with the opportunity to learn to sail and learn how to have fun on the water, safely.  The Charitable Foundation of the Venice Yacht Club through its semi-annual grants provides assistance to VYBA to provide partial or full scholarships for our sailing students. 

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is a generous supporter of VYBA through grants and resources.  VYBA could not grow and thrive without the support of this excellent local foundation.

For 40 years, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has matched donors with causes, creating lasting impact across generations.  The foundation has been generous to VYBA.

Venice Women’s Sailing Squadron (known as the Bitter Ends)
The Bitter Ends sail every Wednesday morning from September through May and conduct their own "Learn to Sail" program for women beginners who want to learn sailing. We have happily and successfully partnered with the group since 1976.

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Venice Sailing Squadron (VSS)
The VSS is an organization of adult sailors in greater Venice. Their members partner with VYBA to take our young sailors aboard their boats for an annual "Big Boat Day." Youth learn about larger Keel Boats and often participate in schedules races as crew.

Established in 1983, Fox Lea Farm is a privately owned, nationally recognized horse show facility located in Venice, Florida.  Fox Lea provides much needed storage facilities for boating equipment and trailers for VYBA.

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
VYBA is an active member of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce working to promote business growth and success, while cultivating a vibrant and engaged community.

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Venice Mainstreet
VYBA is also a member of Venice MainStreet’s partnership consisting of businesses, property owners, financial institutions, media organizations, nonprofit organizations, professionals, government officials, community members, and families.

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VYBA is a member of the Florida Sailing Association, working regionally in Florida to:

  • Encourage the sport of sailing and racing
  • Promote the science of seamanship and navigation
  • Foster and encourage social fellowship pertaining to all things nautical between the member clubs and similar associations
  • Forward and advance sailing in all its phases, and more particularly to intercity sailing yacht races and regattas under uniform rules among the constituent member clubs of the association
  • Operate as a charitable association to provide youth with scholarships for regatta and instructor certifications fees

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US Sailing is the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing.  US Sailing’s mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States.  VYBA follows US Sailing recommendations for curriculum, instructor certification and safety.

Gulf Harbour Marina is a state of the art marina in nokomis, FL and has been generously servicing our safety boats for many years.

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