Jack is champion again

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Young sailor Jack Lewis achieved a notable first after successfully defending one of his titles.

The 10-year-old from Rugby retained his RS Tera Sport Inland Champion crown, thus becoming the only child to win the title twice.

The competition was held at Bewl Sailing Club, Kent, with 55 sailors aged from 10-14 taking part.

On the first day the weather was sunny and breezy, but very shifty, and the race committee had trouble laying a fair course. But eventually the competition got going with two races in the morning and two in the afternoon.

Jack sailed well and won the last race giving him the lead overnight by one point, with all to play for on day two.

There wasn’t much wind for the first race but as the day progressed it picked up slightly. When the sailors came in for lunch Jack was level with Ben Batchelor from the Isle of Man.

The first race of the afternoon was not so good for both Jack and Ben, meaning it was all down it was all down to the last race as to who would take the title.

Jack managed to keep his head and won the decider, securing the title for the second year running.

Jack has won all the major UK events in the RS Tera Sport this year, ranking him first in the country.

Jack’s family would like to thank Crewsaver for supplying all his sailing gear, Vision Express for his Polaroid sunglasses and Optimum Time for his sailing watches. Jack and his family are also looking for more sponsors to help him get to the world championships in South Africa next year.