Up and coming British youth windsurfer Islay Watson is celebrating after scooping bronze at the Techno Plus European Championships.

Watson, from Aviemore in Scotland, was part of a British Youth Sailing contingent of four girls and two boys sent to represent Great Britain at the regatta in Mondello, Sicily. 

Also competing were Alysia Gibson, Izzy Adcock, Mollie Densley-Robbins, Ethan Moody and Finn Hawkins.  

Watson finished the week-long competition in fifth overall but third and fourth place went to sailors from Argentina and Hong Kong, handing her the European bronze medal. 

Gibson came home sixth overall – fourth European – while Densley-Robbins finished 10th (8th European) and Adcock 19th (17th European) from the 51-strong fleet. 

In the boys’ division Finn Hawkins came 16th while Ethan Moody was 19th. 

The strong performances put the sailors in good stead for the RS:X Youth Nationals, starting tomorrow at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Acadamy.