The awards were presented to 10 winners from the nations and regions by double Olympic silver medallist and RYA Director of Racing, Ian Walker and double Olympic gold medallist and 2019 show host, Shirley Robertson OBE.
"I’m really pleased to be chosen for the RYA Cymru Wales Youth Champion award as we worked really hard last year," said Lewis.
considering it’s been such a strong year for welsh youth sailing with
Mila Monaghan winning the Laser radial youth nationals and Jamie Cook
and Will Martin picking up second in the 420 end of seasons.
"We’ve had a
good winter and have got a lot of training in and are now building up
to the youth nationals.
"Being in our last year of 420s, we are targeting
the summer events and hope to qualify for the World and European champs
in Portugal and Spain and are hoping to improve on last years results.
"We’re also looking forward to fighting it out for the Youth World’s spot
as it was a great experience last year and we learnt huge amounts."
RYA Director of Racing Ian Walker said, “Although all of the sailors recognised here today have achieved outstanding results, it’s not just about the titles, it’s so brilliant to see another generation of sailors falling in love with the sport and becoming ambassadors and role models.
“I’d also like to thank all of the parents, volunteers, coaches and all those that have offered support to all the champions stood on the stage today, without you none of it would be possible.”
Launched in 2014, the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards recognise the outstanding dedication, achievement and performance of talented young people in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.
For more information about the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards visit www.rya.org.uk/go/youthchampion.