The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation (RTYF) was established in 1980, with a mission to:

encourage participation and excellence in the WA Sailing community, with a focus on youth

RTYF continues today with its mission as its guiding principle. The Foundation financially supports Western Australian sailors in achieving competitive success at an international level. It also supports a number of clubs and class associations in their endeavours to grow the talent pool of competitive sailors within Western Australia and to increase yacht club membership.