Elliott wins Young Sailor Award
Elliott Kuzyk (15), from Poole won the boats.com YJA Young Sailor of the Year Award for 2016 following his victory in the 200-strong Topper World Championship In Ireland, an event open to all ages.
Elliott eventually took the title after a seven-way battle for top spot. He also broke UK regional records by winning the Topper Southern Area Championships for an unprecedented fifth year.
“It really is a prestigious trophy and I didn’t expect to win,” said Elliott. “But I am very happy.”
The runners up are 18-year old 29er class dinghy sailors Tom Darling from Kettering and Crispin Beaumont from Halesowen, and 15-year old powerboat champion Thomas Mantripp from Lowestoft,