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RHYS recognised as talent of tomorrow with RYA Regional Youth Champion Award

by RYA Cymru-Wales 9 Mar 14:19 GMT
Cymru Wales Champion Rhys Lewis with Shirley Robertson © Paul Wyeth

Cardiff Bay sailor Rhys Lewis was recognised in the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards at the RYA Dinghy Show.

The awards were presented to 10 winners from the nations and regions by double Olympic silver medallist and RYA Director of Racing, Ian Walker and double Olympic gold medallist and 2019 show host, Shirley Robertson OBE.

RYA Director of Racing Ian Walker said, "Although all of the sailors recognised here today have achieved outstanding results, it's not just about the titles, it's so brilliant to see another generation of sailors falling in love with the sport and becoming ambassadors and role models.

"I'd also like to thank all of the parents, volunteers, coaches and all those that have offered support to all the champions stood on the stage today, without you none of it would be possible."

Launched in 2014, the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards recognise the outstanding dedication, achievement and performance of talented young people in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.

For more information about the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards visit rya.org.uk/go/youthchampion.

For further details about Welsh sailing and watersports, please go to RYA CYMRU Wales page on website or Facebook page or follow on Twitter @RYACymruWales. You can also keep up to date by following RYA Cymru Wales on Instagram.

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