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The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation offers financial assistance on an annual basis to Western Australian sailors to assist them in achieving their sailing goals. Grants are made to individual sailors and teams to support their attendance at events in a class of boat where they have already demonstrated strong performance and commitment at a National level. Grants are not generally made to support attendance at events within Australia.

Individual grants are determined in February/March of each year and awarded at The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Awards night in March so the sailors have confirmation of the support in time to support their attendance at events during the European summer.

Grants applications are also invited from Yacht Clubs and Class Associations to assist with the provision of essential equipment and training programs that increase participation and skills within our sport.  The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation recognises the essential role played by many of the volunteer based organisations within sailing that have limited access to funding and welcomes applications for assistance.

Class Association applications for funding to host Pre-Nationals Coaching Clinics in November/December need to be submitted in September, however expressions of interest to be included in the Pre-Nationals Coaching Clinics and added to the RTYF contact database are welcomed throughout the year. .