Name: David Anastasi
Title: Rear Commodore - Sailing
David Anastasi has been a keen and active sailor participating regularly in club races since he was 16 years old as a cadet member. He learned to sail in dinghies and spent his childhood summers participating in all the local club regattas.
He worked as a sailing instructor between the age of 14 and 18 at a local sailing RYA school, eventually becoming a chief instructor. He sailed lasers competitively at Birzebbugia Sailing Club before taking a short break to pursue his architectural studies. He returned to the local sailing scene at the RMYC leading a MELGES 24 campaign participating in the European circuit. He moved to offshore racing in 2004 when he took part in his first Rolex Middle Sea Race, not missing one edition since. In his role as navigator and skipper with competitive Maltese teams has seen his team win a number of Maltese line honours and class wins.
Over the past years David took a very active role in race organisation and managed the racing programme at the Club. He has also competed with a team of young RMYC members for two years running at the prestigious Etchells International Invitational in Cowes, receiving respectable results.
Nowadays, David focuses most of his energies on developing the RMYC Sailing School which is in its second year of operation and growing fast introducing sailing to many.
David has been on the committee for 4 years and retained his post of Rear Commodore Sailing for another year.