Max Hetherington-Young, of the Miles River Yacht Club (MRYC), is the winner of the first annual Suellen G. Gargalli Junior Sailing Scholarship from the MRYC Foundation. Max grew up in a three-generation family of Snipe sailors, competing in events all over the East Coast. Just four years ago Max joined the MRYC Junior Sail Program where he excelled as an Optimist racer.
Besides racing Optis around the Bay, Max also competed in numerous Snipe regattas including the 2016 US Junior Nationals where he came in second with his friend, Christian.
Congratulations to Max. He exemplifies the character and seamanship that the Suellen G. Gargalli Junior Sailing Scholarship hopes to encourage: an excellent racer and a great team member.
The Suellen G. Gargalli Junior Sailing Scholarship is an endowed scholarship awarded each year to the sailor or sailors who best represent their Eastern Shore Club in racing on the Chesapeake Bay.
The MRYC Foundation is proud to support Junior Sailing and The Suellen G. Gargalli Junior Sailing Scholarship. For more information on this or other scholarships, or how to support the foundation, visit mrycfoundation.org. The MRYC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2010 to promote and support youth-oriented competitive sailing and swimming and maritime-focused educational activities.