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The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Grants


The Ron Tough Foundation was established in 1980, with Syd Corser as the inaugural chairman. Its mission is to encourage excellence in sailing in Western Australia, with an emphasis on emerging talented youth.


The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation’s  policy is to encourage excellence in yachting by people of all ages, but with the emphasis on youth. The Board of Directors of The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation are interested in Clubs and Associations in the education, participation and in helping those who do not have access to assistance from other sources.


The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation is pleased to have supported many promising young sailors from most Western Australian yacht clubs. Many of them have gone on to considerable success in the competitive yachting world, including Olympic campaigns and World Championships. Funding this level of yachting is expensive and difficult. The Foundation has also been able to support a number of yacht clubs and class associations in their endeavours to grow the sailing talent pool within Western Australia.


Since first awarded in 1983, grants totaling over $1,000,000 have been made. Applications for grants and awards shall be made by completing the electronic application form and submitting with your photos.


The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation’s Gold medal is the most prestigious yachting award in WA and may be awarded for an “Outstanding Contribution to Yachting” or an “Outstanding Competitive Performance”. The Board of Directors also award a Silver Medal for “Youth Sailor of the Year”, a Bronze Medal for “Junior Sailor of the Year” and the annual Syd Corser Scholarship.


All applications will be judged on the merit of the application. Please make sure you read all the terms and conditions at the bottom of this registration when applying for this grant and select the box to agree to the terms stated below.


The grant as determined by the Directors may be awarded to one or more beneficiaries. The Boards decision will be complete and final. No arguments will be tolerated.


The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation thanks the supporting clubs, particularly the major yacht clubs, for their financial support over the years, and looks forward to working with all clubs and their members in building on the strengths of the Foundation into the future.


Grants are awarded at the annual RTYF Awards Night, which this year will be held at Mounts Bay Sailing Club, Australia 11 Drive, Crawley, commencing at 6.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


Applicants will be notified by email if successful or unsuccessful after the selection process has been decided. It is required that
the name of the successful applicant be kept confidential until announced at the Awards Night


The above terms and conditions and applications details may be varied from time to time by the Directors of The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation at their discretion.