Montserrat Yachting Association offers training and certification of yachtsmen.
MYA's Managing Director is Mr. Peter Robert Ainsworth; RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore and Powerboat Instructor, Drascombe Association Member, Past President and Commodore of Aberdaron Sailing Club, Governor and Lifeboat Sea Safety Officer of Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Sea Safety Advisor Trainer.
Peter started sailing with his older brother about 60 years ago. They sailed a Graduate dinghy, gunter rigged and 12 feet in length. After a couple of years they wanted a faster boat and bought an Enterprise. In the 1970s Peter and his brotherhad a small sailing cruiser, based at Abersoch and sailed the North Wales coast. Peter has cruised in the Irish Sea, the West Coast of Scotland,and sailed to Ireland, the Isle of Man and around the Isle of Anglesey. He has raced in the Three Peaks race from Barmouth in Wales to Fort William in Scotland, and in the ISORA races (Irish Sea Ocean Racing Association). He has also sailed in the English Channel and to France in a Moody 376 based in the Hamble River and many times to Cowes in the Isle of Wight, the home of British yachting.