SAILING: Ben is Topper champion

SAILING: Ben is Topper champion

SAILING: Ben is Topper champion

First published in Sport

BEN McElroy (12) of Holyrood Academy held on to his lead in the GBR Topper 4.2 Championship Series at the final event at Derwent Reservoir near Newcastle.

He sealed his win by just one point to claim the 2014 series trophy.

With consistent top 10 results and three podium finishes, Ben will now be the top seed – wearing the leader’s yellow bib – at the week long Summer Championships at Pwllheli Sailing Club, in North Wales.

Ben will be sailing in both the 2014 GBR Nationals and 2014 World Championships in August, hoping to improve on his No10 positions from 2013.

Many of our Olympic sailing team started sailing in Toppers, including current TeamGBR sailors Mark Andrews and Chloe Martin.

Ben is supported in his racing by 1610 in Chard, Virtual Rigger, the RYA, UK Sport & Sport England – with specialist physiotherapy support from Orchard Osteopaths in Chard.

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