Shaw picks up sailor of the year

Olympic windsurfing star Bryony Shaw has capped off her impressive 2013 season by claiming the British Sailing Team’s Athlete of the Year prize.

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Bryony Shaw wins Sailor of the year prize Credit: British Sailing Team

The 30-year-old was handed the BOA Athlete of the Year trophy for Sailing at a team presentation at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Friday, having claimed an impressive seven podium finishes from the nine events she’s contested this year.

After a tough 2012 season, with illness having hampered her Olympic hopes, Shaw was overjoyed with her consistency and success in 2013, and on receiving her award from RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park, she paid tribute to the team around her who have helped her get back on track this season.

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