i am in full agreement with a donation to a charity to promote sailing to disabled people or those who could not otherwise afford to get onto the water.
I would however ask members to think about the long term strategy of the association.
It would be helpful if the association had sufficient funds to support its members in the event of a joint dispute with a manufacturer or government body. Who knows what the future holds. We may wish to help the RYA fund a dispute in support of our interests.
I would like to see a happy balance between the money held by the association to secure our future and the amount of association funds used to support charity.