Wye Choral Scholars, and the award presentation and response from Coach Werblow. The MRYC Foundation, formed in 2010 as an independent 501c3 charitable foundation, has to date g ra nted more t ha n $80,000 to 17 non-prof it orga nizat ions for scholarships, equipment, boats and operating expenses. These have included Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, Critchlow Atkins Children’s Centers, Del-MarVa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Easton High School Navy JROTC, Freedom Rowers, and Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. Also, Gunston School rowing crew, Horn Point Laboratory, Miles River Sail and Power Squadron, MRYC Junior Sail Camp, MRYC Marlins Swim Team, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Pickering Creek Audubon Center, St. Michaels Community Center, Sultana Projects, and YMCA of the Chesapeake. Reservations may be made for the Awards Dinner at $100 per person, or $800 for a table of eight, by e-mailing the Foundation at MRYCFoundationDinner@gmail. com, by calling 410-921-6792, or by writing MRYC Foundation, 606A North Talbot Street, Suite 115, St. Michaels, MD 21663.
Coach Werblow and Vela. front of the boat, paired w ith a strong racer in the back, and if they are highly motivated and talented, they can catch up. What junior sailing teaches is the fundamentals and experience, and also separates those that love sailing from those that do not.” Werblow does not dwell on his winning record. “My focus is to do a great job with the kids I have, and then keep in touch with my sailing alumni as they succeed in life. That’s what motivates me.” The MRYC Foundation Awards Dinner, sponsored by Brown Advisory of Baltimore, is a perennially sold-out elegant occasion, featuring a reception with sumptuous hors d’oeuv res and drink, a gourmet dinner, a Silent and Live Auction, the presentation of the colors by the Easton High School Navy JROTC, nautical and patriotic music by the 46