New Zealand International Yachting Trust Inc.
New Zealand Yachting International Yachting Trust Inc. (commonly referred to as the NZL Yachting Trust) is an independent trust that was established in 1988 by well-known yachtsmen, the late Don St Clair Brown MBE and Sir Tom Clark KB. Its primary objective is to assist in funding expenses of amateur New Zealand sailors competing in top level international competition.
The founders believed that if New Zealand is to maintain its place as one of the top yachting nations in the world it is essential that our sailors have adequate opportunity to compete successfully in international championships. As New Zealand is very remote geographically from traditional centres of competition, the high cost of travel and transport and ever increasing campaign costs at times place our sailors at a considerable competitive and financial disadvantage to those in most other leading sailing nations.
Application for a grant
If you are intending to compete in an international competition,
you are not a professional sailor and you need financial assistance,
you may be eligible for a grant by the Trust to assist you.