Young skipper 'Trainer of the Year'

A young woman from the region has become only the second Brit to ever win the "Young Sail Trainer of the Year" award through her work as the James Cook's skipper.

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Young sailor scoops international award

A sailor who takes young people from across the north of England on a sailing experience has won an international award.

Grace Metcalfe from Garsdale, Cumbria is the skipper of The James Cook.

It is her commitment to helping those young people that has won her the award.

She is the skipper of the James Cook - a Tyneside build boat and was named the "Young Sail Trainer of the Year" by organisers of the Tall ships race.

Tall Ships names "Young Sailor of the Year"

A young sailor from Cumbria has become only the second ever Brit to be given the "Young Sail Trainer of the Year" award - an international award given to her for her dedication to training young people.

Grace Metcalfe from Garston is the skipper of the James Cook- a Tyneside build boat - and was named the "Young Sail Trainer of the Year" by organisers of the Tall ships race.

Despite not having been to sea before the age of seventeen, Grace is now an inspirational role model for young people around the world through her work as a skipper on the James Cook vessel.

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