Tonga Vaka Sailing Trust
The Tongan Vaka Sailing trust has been established at the RNYC to manage all fundraising activities to support young Tongans to participate in the 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 Vaka Sailing Trust fundraising and corporate donations go into the VAKA sailing trust. All funds raised, for the Vaka Sailing Trust go toward subsidising the cost and offering sponsorships for young Tongans 16-24 to undertake the one week RNYC VAKA sailing course on Nomuka IKI.