SAILING: National title for Jack

Jack Lewis
Jack Lewis

And team title for Lewis family

SUPER young sailor Jack Lewis has been crowned national champion - adding his name to the trophy which his sister Rebecca won in 2010.

Jack, 10, was competing in the RS Tera Sport & Pro National Championships in Weymouth at the Olympic venue.

The titles were hotly contested, with 72 sports and 27 Pro sailors, with youngsters aged from 9 to 15.

There was a nice, but shifty breeze on the first day which made for challenging sailing.

Five races were sailed and overnight Jack was lying in 2nd place, with each race having been won by a different person.

On Sunday he woke knowing that if he was to become National Champion he would have to win the next three races.

The winds were very light and the sailing postponed until midday, but once they started the racing Jack sailed his heart out and won the next two races securing the championship by eight points in the end.

Rebecca, 15, and brother Daniel, 12, were sailing an RS Tera Pro, a boat which is a bigger sail.

They also sailed very well over the weekend with Rebecca coming 3rd overall and 1st Girl and Daniel coming 7th.

All the children sail at Draycote Water sailing club and as a family they won the Team prize, which is the total points of the top three sailors from each club, a trophy that all clubs hope to win.

The children would like to thank Vision Express who have sponsored them with polaroid sunglasses to avoid sun glare off the water and prescription sunglasses for Daniel.

Also Optimumtime.co.uk who have supplied them with new sailing watches for their achievements and for their Big Yellow/white sailing watches which allow them to easily see how much time is left before the start gun fires.