A Banbury couple have been recognised for their commitment to sailing.

Andy and Myrtle Darby, from Banbury Sailing Club, were among 81 volunteers honoured in the 2023 Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Volunteer Awards.

The awards were presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA.

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They were recognised for their 'Joint Outstanding Contribution'.

Mr Darby said: "Myrtle and I are very proud to have received this award.

"It means a great deal to us and has made our extended family very proud too.

"We enjoyed The Princess Royal’s sense of humour and will cherish the memories of that wonderful day in London."

RYA CEO, Sara Sutcliffe MBE, said: "It’s so humbling to hear of the many examples of selfless commitment our award recipients have shown."