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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Bright youngster from Nairn wins prestigious sail-design award

Nine year old budding sailor Mariah Weller from Nairn has won a nationwide sail-design competition, open to young designers under the age of 16, at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012 in London and is now the proud owner of a new RS Tera dinghy. Mariah and her family were on hand to receive her prize as the family had flown to London on learning that she had been short-listed amongst the 6 best entries.

The competition was to design a sail for an RS Tera dinghy and among the finalists from the entrance list of about 80 was four-year-old Martha Oakley from Huntingdon. The other finalists were 11-year-old Emma Bennett (Lymington), 12-year-old Zoe Burden (Kilcreggan), Oliver Guess, 14 (Weston Super Mare) and 13-year-old Rebecca Lewis (Rugby).

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