The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Awards for 2020.

Applications open NOW
and close on Monday Feb 10th

Dedicated to encouraging participation and assisting excellent
performance of the WA Sailing community, with an emphasis on youth.

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2020 Awards Night at Nedlands Yacht Club Thursday 12th March as we celebrate 40 Years of Supporting Sailing in Western Australia

Nominate someone Outstanding

2019 Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Pre-Nationals Coaching Clinics happening now.
Click below to see how your association can register for funding again for 2020.

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. Over $1,000,000 in grants made to the WA sailing community and WA’s most prestigious awards to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions to sailing is how we honour the legacy of Ron Tough, Syd Corser, and the future of sailing in Western Australia.

2019 Grants to support and promote sailing in Western Australia were awarded at the WA Sailing Awards Presentation Night at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation has made grants in excess of $1,000,000 in support of the WA sailing community. 2020 Grants, Scholarships, and Medals recognizing excellence in our comminity will be awarded at The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Awards Night on Thursday 12th March 2020 at Nedlands Yacht Club.

The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded annually to recognize those West Australians that have made an outstanding contribution to our community and/or have achieved at the pinnacle of outstanding competitive performance. Nominations for WA’s most prestigious yachting awards are invited in January and February and will be presented at The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Awards Night on 12 March 2020 at Nedlands Yacht Club.

Thanks To All The Photographers

RTYF would like to thank all those that have kindly allowed us to use some of these great photos on this website.

Our grateful thanks to Debbie Blaauw of RFBYC, Bernie Kaaks, Rick Steuart, Tom Hodge, Beau Outteridge, Australian Sailing and all others.