L to R Roger Wilson, Aaron Evans and Stuart Hall. Photo by Philip Bergquist
Roger Wilson RYA’s Area Representative presented Aaron Evans with a bursary from RYA London & South East Region Youth Training Fund Charity (YTFC) in recognition of his sailing achievements in 2017.
Over the last year Aaron was selected to compete at the Irish Nationals as part of the RYA GBR Topper Squad and then earnt himself a place in the RYA Topper National Junior Squad for 2018. He sailed to first place in the RYA South East Zone Championships and was awarded their Best Performance prize.
Aaron attends Matthew Arnold School in Staines and is a member of Silver Wing Sailing Club where he races regularly as well as assisting with the training of junior sailors. Later this year Aaron is looking to complete the RYA Assistant Instructor course with the aim to help develop budding junior sailors to follow in his footsteps.
Stuart Hall Commodore of Silver Wing Sailing Club said “This is a well-deserved award, Aaron has shown commitment to his sailing and is a great ambassador for the juniors in our club and the region. I’m looking forward to seeing his continued successes.”
The RYA London & South East YTFC Performance Bursaries are intended to offer modest financial support to promising young sailors to help them with their ongoing efforts to fulfil their recognised potential. In return, recipients pass on their experience and enthusiasm to help inspire others through their club and regional training events.