Welbeck Sailing Club’s Edward Ryder Lands National Powerboat Final Spot

10 July 2018

Welbeck Sailing Club’s Edward Ryder Lands National Powerboat Final Spot

A 10-year-old from Mansfield will go head-to-head with the country’s best young powerboat drivers after qualifying for the national final of the 2018 Honda RYA Youth RIB Championships.

Edward will now travel to the Southampton Boat Show after claiming victory in the 8-12 years category.

He said: "I'm very excited to win the Area Finals and am looking forward to representing Welbeck SC at Southampton. I've been a member at Welbeck SC in Norton for about a year having got my RYA Start Sailing certificate. But I've been cruising with my family my whole life and first learned to drive a powerboat, getting my RYA Powerboat Level 1 qualification, when I was eight."