Max sails off with top title

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A SOUTH Yorkshire sailor has scooped the crown in a Yorkshire and Humberside competition.

Max Nicholson from Ulley Sailing Club won the Yorkshire and Hiumberside Youth Sailing Association’s Traveller Series – a series of one-day events held at clubs throughout the two counties from April to July.

He beat fierce competition to claim the Martin Pratt Memorial Shield, always finishing in the top four.

Ulley’s Commodore Mark Burkitt said: “Max joined Ulley Sailing Club about four years ago and bought a small dinghy for £200 out of his own money. During those four years he has gone from being a complete novice to one of the best young sailors in Yorkshire and Humberside.”