Commodore and Secretary
Mr Vinnie Zammit
Back in 2002 at an MYA National Championship, one of the competitors, Nigel Taylor, a then naval officer, observed the number of current serving and former naval personnel participating in the competition, an idea took shape and it was suggested that an inaugral Royal Navy Yachting Championship sailing International One Metre class yachts should be held.
Consequently the following year, the first ever Royal Navy One Metre Class Yachting Championship was held at the Gosport Model Yacht Club. The event attracted an entry of 15 competitors, and the event was hailed as a great success. During the two days of racing, 32 heats were completed with not one protest delaying the time spent on the water. In fact there still has been a single protest at these championships, making these events the most enjoyable and friendly events scheduled on the racing calender.
By the end of 2003 the new Royal Navy Radio Sailing Association (RNRSA) was born. The following year the RNRSA managed to acquire funding for two One Metre Class yachts. The objective being to introduce competative sailing to
current serving personnel, so that with the use of these boats there was no initial pressure for the purchase of a boat and that those who found that they enjoyed the sport would then progress to purchase their own boat and to join the RNRSA and the UK Model Yachting Association.
Over the next couple of years the Royal Navy Championship continued to enjoy a healthy entry, and in addition interest was being shown by people associated with other HM Forces. So in 2006 it was decided to change the format of the event so to make it a Tri-Services competition thereby inviting members, past and present, and associated reserve forces to compete together.
In 2007 the RNRSA and the other Armed Force Organisations merged, and the new Tri-Services Radio Sailing Association (TSRSA) was established and is now part of the UK Model Yachting Association (MYA).
Following the 2014 AGM on Saturday 6th September the Constitution has been updated.
Mr Roy Stevens