Mike Plant Memorial Fund
The Mike Plant Memorial Fund is named in honor of the world-renowned single-handed sailor Mike Plant. Mike began his sailing career racing on Lake Minnetonka and later became America’s premier single-handed sailor racing 60-foot open-class yachts around the world. Mike’s passion for racing across the world’s oceans was matched by his enthusiasm for giving young people the confidence to reach for their dreams. To honor that commitment, the Mike Plant Memorial Fund was created at the Wayzata Community Sailing Center to provide sailing experiences for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to sail. Scholarships are available through the fund, applications can be found in the Programs folder, above.
In addition to scholarships, the Plant Fund supports two major events each year.
The Mike Plant Youth Clinic provides disadvantaged youth the opportunity to enjoy the sport of sailing with a week long camp. In partnership with the YMCA, the Sailing Center provides the facilities, boats, and instruction, the YMCA provides the kids.
The Mike Plant Memorial Regatta is sailed as part of the Twin Cities Youth Sailing regatta series. Each year over 100 children from area sailing schools gather to compete for the overall trophy.
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