RIYC Educational Foundation

The Rhode Island Yacht Club Educational Foundation

The Rhode Island Yacht Club Educational Foundation offers a number of programs, such as educational seminars free and open to the community. Additionally, we sponsor RIYC members’ children and grandchildren that would like to become further involved in sailing.

The foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1998 to:

  • Encourage and further boating and yachting through education, training and other activities designed to improve the community’s understanding, participation, knowledge and support;
  • Promote safe boating;
  • Foster and assist in the development of boating events which will accomplish the above referenced purposes;
  • Cooperate with and assist public and private agencies and boating and marine groups in the furtherance of these ends; to establish sufficient educational funding to facilitate youth and adult education, scholarships and related marine experiences;
  • To solicit and receive donations, contributions, grants or other funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes.

We are a completely separate entity of the Rhode Island Yacht Club. The only income we receive throughout the year are donations made by members who are gracious enough to make a contribution.


Youth Sailing Program
The RIYC Educational Foundation is proud to sponsor children and grandchildren of RIYC members wishing to participate in a sailing school program. The Foundation is prepared to reimburse a portion of the class cost. This is a great opportunity for your child or grandchild to attend sailing classes either as a beginner sailor or an advanced sailing racer. Many of us can speak from experience of the professional instructional environment offered to our children in this program.      

In order for you to be reimbursed by the RIYCEF, you need to get pre-approval for your application. Please submit a copy of your application along with a brief summary of who will be taking a class, and when they will be taking it to the Club's office marked attention “RIYCEF President” or email RIYCEF@riyc.org. We will get back to you promptly.

Edgewood Sailing School class information can be found on their website at youthsailing@edgewoodsailing.org .


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