The Royal Motor Yacht Club is centrally placed in the local Community and feels that it is important to support both local charities and national organisations. The level of support ranges from the donation of premises and Club facilities to allow organisations to hold fundraising events, through to storage of boats and the use of landing facilities and direct contributions to charities.
Each year, the Royal Motor Yacht Club supports two selected local charities, currently Julia’s House Children’s Hospice and Lewis Manning Hospice, and donates the use of Club function rooms and staff to allow them to hold Fund Raising events. These always prove to be most popular and help the charities, in a small way, to realise their funding for the year.
On a more national note, each year the Club hosts the "Cancer Research Powerboat Race” which in 2008 raised over £4,000 in sponsorship and donations.
Another charity supported by the RMYC due to its long relationship with the club is the Flying Boat Association. This affiliation began when Yacht Club Boats and was used as Royal naval Air Station during the Second World War. To this end the club is very pleased to offer its continued support in commemoration of such times.
The Club also encourages safety on the water by providing a range of RYA training courses for members to ensure they are properly trained in the safe use of watercraft, and by supporting the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Poole Lifeguard Phoenix who are the governing body and leading provider of training and education in lifesaving, life guarding, water safety and life support skills in the UK.
Seven RMYC Members are active supporters of Poole Harbour watch, which is a voluntary group involving the Poole Harbour Master, local boat owners, representatives from local marinas, local businesses and the RNLI who work closely with Dorset Police. The group aims to deter and detect crime in the Poole Harbour area by providing a Neighbourhood Watch service in the marine community.
At the other end of the spectrum we are active supporters of the National Trust, Harbour Watch and The Dorset Wildlife Trust.
The Club encourages members and viewers of this site to follow the click on the logos and images above to visit these organisations' websites.