Royal Vancouver Yacht Club has been very successful in developing World and Olympic/Paralympic sailors, thanks in part to the support of the Corinthian Fund. RVYC accomplishes this by supporting a base (starting at 8 years old) of young sailors who start their sailing career in Optimist dinghies; they’re the little sails you see off the Club in all kinds of weather. As our sailors develop, new challenges provide the incentive to hone their skills by attending a number of regattas over the year on a local, regional, or even international level.
After Optimist, our sailors consider the Royal Van Racing Team - our coaching supports Laser, 29er, as well as the 420, but there's more to sailing than that. For the ones who decide to become professional athletes, we can tell you two of our elite sailors have teamed up to race the Nacra 17, a 29er team has gone 49er for a year, and we even have a kite-surfer and Olympic windsurfers in our ranks.
RVYC’s sailors receive assistance from the Fund based on established criteria.
The success of this program is evident. In recent Olympic Games appearances, members of RVYC represent well over one third of the Canadian National Sailing Team. In 2010 Mike Leigh was ranked Number 1 in the World rankings for Laser sailors, Paul Tingley, a former member and part of David Williams's Bronze medal team in the Sydney 2000 Games won Gold in Beijing. In London 2012 Nikola Girke, Zac Plavsic, Hunter Lowden, Ricardo Montemayor, Bruce Millar, Luke Ramsay and Mike Leigh all had great results in their respective boat classes. Our sailors have the next Olympic Games in their sights and there are a number of potential Olympians amongst the groups. To continue assisting these athletes of all ages achieve sailing excellence, the Corinthian Fund needs your support.
We have been successful in obtaining the facility to issue a tax receipt for every donor who gives in excess of $100 per calendar year (and more than $100 will certainly be accepted!) to the Fund.
To make donating easy, amounts over $100 are written as cheques payable to the National Sport Trust Fund (and accompanied by a filled out National Sport Trust Fund Donor Contribution Form) and submitted to the Front Desk at the Club.
Cheques in amounts less than $100 can be made payable to Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
Members - to make things even easier, we can add an amount to your monthly bill if that is more convenient.
THE CORINTHIAN FUND NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
Donor Contribution Declaration Form
Monthly Donor Contribution Form
Opt-Out Form of semi-annual billing (applicable to Members Only - log-in required)
Corinthian Fund Application Package - 2017 (applicable to Members Only)