International Sailing Fund


Our International Sailing Fund (ISF) was established in 1980, with
the aim of assisting our members to participate at the highest level of international sailing and help maintain our prestigious sailing history.

The ISF receives its endowment from a levy from annual membership subscriptions, as well as the proceeds from the annual Corporate Regatta. Sailing teams can apply to the fund to help meet some of the costs incurred by competing in these regattas, like entry fees and travel expenses.


The ISF has helped RNZYS sailors in all types of boats on the world stage, from Olympic Classes, The Extreme Sailing Series and Mens and Women’s International Match Racing – to Offshore Races like the Fastnet, 6 meter worlds, fleet racing regattas and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Team.


To apply for the fund:

  • All applicants must be full financial members of the RNZYS, including crew.
  • Applications must be received at least two months before the event/regatta begins.

Further conditions of application are on the application form. Download the ISF Application – click here

All applications are considered by the Sailing Committee with a recommendation being forwarded to the General Committee for approval. No retrospective application will be considered. The RNZYS reserves the right to accept /deny any application and no correspondence will be entered into.