The Tongan Sailing Trust has been established at the RNYC to manage all fundraising activities to support young Tongans to participate in the Junior and Vaka Sailing Program.
It will be managed by a Board of Trustees. Patron of the Trust is HRH the Crown Prince of Tonga. Board members will be made up of the Nomuka District Officer, Town Officer and two prominent members of the Nomuka community and Don McIntyre. It has a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and issues an annual report and audited accounts.
100% of RNYC membership fees, all RNYC fundraising and corporate donations go into the Tongan Sailing Trust. All funds raised go toward subsidising the cost of Optimist training and offering sponsorships for young Tongans, 16-24, to undertake the one-week RNYC Vaka sailing course on Nomuka IKI.