ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT FUND (ADF)

Thank you, on behalf of all RCYC athletes, for your continued support!

With over 90% of Club Members contributing to the Athlete Development Fund (ADF), formerly the Corinthian Fund, we're setting the stage for further success as our Club is represented at all levels of competition. Read recent athlete thank you letters and reports (see blog entires below).

Of special note for 2019, congratulations to RCYC ADF athletes, Justin Barnes and Mariah Millen! Both sailors have qualified Canada for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020 through their Pan Am continental qualifiers!

Looking ahead to Tokyo, the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 rounds focus ADF disbursements primarily on supporting our athletes in their final push for the Olympics.

Some athletes who are 2024 hopefuls are also receiving recognitions of their progress with smaller contributions to continue their journey. Fall 2019 disbursements were also dedicated to the Greater Good aspect of the ADF mandate to complete the funding required for a new Club Trailer.

Congratulations to our Fall 2019 ADF recipients:

Finn
Tom Ramshaw

Laser
Robert Davis
Noah Collinson
Norman Struthers
Thad Lettsome

Laser Radial
Stephanie Devaux-Lovell

49er
Justin Barnes

49er FX
Mariah Millen

29er
Galen Richardson
Sam Bonin
Will Bonin

470
Josh Yale

RSX
Olivia Mew

 
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WHAT IS THE ADF AND WHO CAN APPLY? 

The ADF Committee, led by Tim Bishop (Chair), David Jarvis and Justin Quigg, manages an online funding request system each Spring and Fall. This allows for athlete, Club, coach and Fund planning to be Member-led, transparent, objective, consistent and manageable.

We’re proud to have supported hundreds of athletes over the years who have been evaluated based on the following criteria:
  1. Participation in a Recognized ISAF Class
  2. Demonstrable Financial Need & Logistics
  3. Perceived Merit, Commitment & Professionalism
  4. Performance & Comprehensive Training Plans
  5. Support of the Greater Good for Team Expenses

As a condition of receiving ADF funding, applicants are advised that they are required to: 
  1. Express Appreciation: Provide a 100-word thank you to Club Members
  2. Demonstrate progress: Submit short development reports outlining your progress each term of funding
  3. Be engaged: provide coaching, attend social events and be visible around the Club

Thank you again to all Members for your continued support!

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