The MYA has recently received a letter of recognition from the RYA supporting the MYA as the affiliated class association for radio sailing in the UK.
“The RYA is recognised by UK Sport and Sport England as the National Governing Body for sailing. Since the sport of sailing includes model yachting, model yachting is accordingly recognised by UK Sport and Sport England under the RYA’s remit.”
The significance of this to our sport is considerable as this letter gives us the recognition as a sport for the purposes of certain funding streams, in particular anything that requires recognition by Sport England. (Many lottery grants will require this)
Whilst any funding is always going to be difficult to obtain in the current economic climate, the MYA hopes that the work it has put in to receive this recognition may help its clubs and their members should they wish to pursue grants and funding for their local clubs.
A copy of the letter is available to download in the Knowledge Base under Knowledge Base/ Association Documents/ General Documents or by clicking HERE
Note: It is the affiliation to the MYA which gives clubs the recognition via the RYA.