Chief Executive of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Olympic Association (BOA) Board Member Sarah Treseder has today been awarded an OBE for services to sport.

The Queen’s birthday honours, released annually since the mid-19th century along with the New Year’s list, recognise the achievements of extraordinary people from the UK and across the Commonwealth.

Annamarie Phelps, the Vice-Chair of the British Olympic Association, has reacted to the Queen’s Birthday Honours List following recognition for a number of members of the Olympic Movement.

Of Sarah Treseder’s honour, Annamarie Phelps said: “Sarah Treseder is not only an important member of the sailing community, but of the British Olympic community too. However, it is her work in sailing and her capable stewardship of the Royal Yachting Association that is particularly impressive.”

“Beyond these shores Sarah’s huge contribution to the International Sailing Federation and her dedication to improving every aspect of her sport is commendable and on behalf of the Olympic Movement in the UK we are delighted that she has been recognised with an OBE.”

The RYA is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.

The BOA is the National Olympic Committee for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Its mission is to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in our territory in accordance with the Olympic Charter.