This is a chance for you to be an active Patron or Major Benefactor of an important historic maritime institution emerging in Fairfield County that will be appreciated and used by schools, young sailors, yacht clubs and fellow sailing enthusiasts today and for generations to come.

Founded in 2006 by some of the who’s who of the 12M racing world. Read about the foundation here and see some of our fleet. With your continued help we plan to actively continue our foundations acquisitions of historic America’s Cup Class yachts and the preservation of their match racing traditions. In addition you will be helping charities all over the North East raise much needed funds and getting to sail these magnificent yachts. Over the last 9 years our historic yachts have been engaged in creating and supporting many educational initiatives and cause related programs raising over two million dollars for some of the nation’s neediest costs. Just take a look at our giving back page to see some of the charities that we have help!

As a 501c3 Public Foundation sustaining our annual growth and development can only be made possible through the continued contributions of our many dedicated patrons, benefactors and partner charities. Please download a copy of our 2015 appeals letter and goals to learn more. Choose your level of support Donate Now Contact us to discuss further

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Donations to 12mYDF  are fully tax-deductible.



Some of our supporters with Americas Cup Vetern Hans Isbrandtsen sailing AMERICA II