A cloud hangs over the future of two prestigious national yachting events to be held at St Helens next year.
The St Helens Sailing Squadron will host the Stonehaven Cup Regatta and the Australian Sailing State Youth Championships.
Rear Commodore Wayne Cubitt said the state government had promised about $12,000 funding in 2018 and while some had been forthcoming, another $6000 was needed to host the two events.
"It will be the 91st Stonehaven Cup and while the government has given us some funding we need more," Mr Cubitt said.
"We're hoping these events will still go ahead no matter what, but it will make it very hard and a cloud hangs over us.
"When the elections were on the government promised to help and that was crucial. We've taught a lot of kids to sail and are doing well."
The extra funding is needed for buoys for the national events and portable toilets.
Mr Cubitt said the squadron also was worried about the lease of land providing access to the water.
"We've been here for three years and we hope we can stay," he said.
Labor member for Lyons Jen Butler said the two national events would provide a big economic and morale boost for St Helens.
She said the community felt let down.
"The Stonehaven Cup Regatta is a flagship junior Australian yachting event that has run for 91 years - the only time it has been cancelled was during World War 2," Ms Butler said.
"There are at least 200 people attending in January from around Australia. The event runs for a week and will provide economic stimulus and boost community morale to St Helens.
"It has been a huge achievement for the St Helens Sailing Squadron to host this event - they have gone from strength to strength and are an excellent example of how to engage young people living in an isolated rural community."
Ms Butler said concerns had also been raised that the site the St Helens Squadron and Break O'Day Dragon Boat Club leased on crown land - the Old Slip Ways on Georges Bay - may not be renewed despite being used by both clubs for the last three years.
She said despite numerous attempts to confirm whether or not the lease could be renewed, the St Helens Squadron could not get answers.
"This is another example of the disdain shown to regional communities by the government," Ms Butler said.
"A promise is a promise and this must be honoured."
A government spokeswoman said funding had been provided.