A GROUP of teenagers have been making waves in an international competition recently. 

Eight teenagers competed in the youth sailing world championships which was held in Weymouth over five days from July 25 to July 29. 

Young athletes from Bowmoor sailing club near Lechlade competed in RS Aero sailing boats against 73 competitors from 12 different countries. 

The modern racing dinghy are single-handed and take great skill and fitness to race competitively

The venue at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy in Dorset was the same location used for the 2012 Olympic Games and is also home to the British Sailing Team. 

RS Aero 7 fleet: 

  • Matthew Banbrook, 17, finished 6th overall and first under 19 year old
  • Will Morris, 18, finished 14th 
  • Lucy Hayden, 19, finished 17th overall and first under 22-year old female

RS Aero 5 fleet: 

  • Toby Banbrook, 15, finished 31st

Other team members who also competed include Teresa Dorian 18, Jamie Fewings 18, Sam Fewings 16, Darcy Lynall 19. 

According to a spokesperson from Bowmoor sailing club all eight sailors finished the week exhausted but totally inspired after participating in their first world championship event.