Jerlyn Bielh of San Diego, CA
Jerelyn Bielh was presented with US Sailings One Design Class Council Leadership Award for recognition of individual initiative, enthusiasm, organizing ability and leadership.
Jerelyn organized and ran the 2002 US Youth Championship regatta at the San Diego Yacht Club. Her outstanding dedication and hard work made the regatta a resounding success and raised the bar for future events.
Coordinating efforts between San Diego Yacht Club’s Junior Board, parents, members of the community, and other yacht clubs, Jerelyn ensured the clinic and regattas ran smoothly while earning the admiration of over 100 volunteers. On the water race management was up to San Diego’s high standards.
Off the water Jerelyn made sure that participants had a great time — she introduced social events like the bungee run, sumo wrestling and the Velcro wall. The scene in the boat park every day after racing featured music and the snack tent.
Jerelyn was “mom” to over 150 sailors, two of them her own, and all the kids loved her.