The MYA has a long and rich history in administering and developing the sport in this country.

It was founded at a meeting held in London on the 18th February 1911 and was originally called The Model Yacht Racing Association. It subsequently became the Model Yachting Association in 1923.

The Association celebrated its Centenary in 2011 by hosting the IOM World Championships at West Kirby (website HERE) which included a visit by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh during the event.

Duke of Edinburgh Attends West Kirby


During its 100 year history it has seen a lot of changes in model yachting, but what was true in 1911 and is still true now is that if you get a group of skippers together they will eventually want to prove who has the fastest boat. The MYA has been at the forefront of creating the structure for this to happen.

Throughout its history the MYA has been one of the leading bodies in the world in the development and promotion of model yacht building and racing.

The Articles below were 1st published in the 2011 Centenary edition of The Acquaint and are an excellent snapshot of the History of Model Yachting in the UK

Click to view them.

Model Yachting The Early Years

Model Yachting Post War Years

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