The Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation's mission is to promote national and international amateur sailing, maritime education and competition, and water safety.
The Foundation supports these activities though outreach programs, training activities, provision of sailing equipment and encouragement of participation in local, national and international nautical activities.
The Foundation wishes to encourage an interest in sailing education and competition and maritime arts and sciences among people in the Lake St. Clair area.
GPYNEF is interested in supporting local schools and individual sailors to achieve greater levels of excellence on a national level to include regional and national programs up to Olympic Competition. It will promote and sponsor regional and national level regattas and training to enhance skills in this area. The Foundation will promote water safety and the general improvement of the lakes and environment in our community.