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As members of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, we are connected by a shared passion for sailing, maritime heritage, and fostering a community of avid sailors. While our time spent on the water brings us joy and unforgettable experiences, we also have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that will continue to support the club’s mission for generations to come through legacy gifting.

Legacy gifting, often accomplished by including the Royal Akarana Yacht Club in your will, is a profound way to ensure the Club’s future success and sustainability. By making this thoughtful decision, you become a significant contributor to the development of the Club and the advancement of sailing opportunities.

The benefits of legacy gifting are numerous, and the below are just some of the reasons why the Club hopes you’ll consider this extraordinary gesture.

  1. Perpetuating a Historic Legacy: The Royal Akarana Yacht Club has a rich history that spans over a century, and by leaving a legacy gift, you become part of this enduring story. Your contribution will help maintain the club’s traditions and values for generations to come, ensuring its presence as a beacon of excellence in the sailing community.
  2. Empowering Future Sailors: Sailing is more than just a sport; for many of our members it’s a way of life that instils discipline, teamwork, and a deep respect for the sea. By gifting a part of your estate, you enable the club to provide opportunities for aspiring sailors, regardless of their background, ensuring that the sport’s transformative power reaches a wider audience.
  3. Supporting Club Facilities and Programmes: With legacy gifting, you can designate your gift to support specific projects or programs close to your heart. Whether it’s enhancing training facilities, expanding youth sailing programs, or promoting sustainable practices on the water, your contribution will make a tangible difference.
  4. Honouring Your Connection: As a member of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, you have experienced the camaraderie, excitement, and lifelong friendships that sailing fosters. By leaving a legacy gift, you demonstrate your commitment to preserving these bonds and ensuring that others can share in the same cherished memories.
  5. Tax Benefits: Legacy gifting can have tax advantages, making it a strategic financial decision alongside its philanthropic impact. By consulting with financial advisors and estate planners, you can optimize your gift to maximize both your contribution and tax benefits.

In conclusion, leaving a legacy gift to the Royal Akarana Yacht Club is a profound way to perpetuate the Club’s values, support maritime heritage, and create a lasting impact on the sailing community. By considering legacy gifting, you become an integral part of securing the Club’s future success, ensuring that our shared passion for sailing continues to thrive for years to come.

Learn more about Legacy Gifting to RAYC and/or specific projects to support.

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