Otley Sailing Club has been granted £50,000 from Sport England as part of its Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme. The money will be used to improve disabled access to the clubhouse.
17 year old Hector Simpson from Ilkley, West Yorkshire is the RYA Yorkshire and Humber Young Sailor of the Year 2012.
A talented Laser sailor, Hector attends Bradford Grammar School and is a keen member of Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club which is situated to the north of Ilkley, on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
“We are really thrilled to hear that Hector has won this fabulous award,” said club member Keith Escritt. “He is a great competitor and sportsman and I would like to congratulate Hector on behalf of the club.”
“I am very proud and I feel honoured to have won the RYA Yorkshire and Humber Young Sailor Award,” said Hector. “I owe my success to lots of people who have helped and coached me over the past few years. "