YSOTY 2016 Winner

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,