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British Youth Sailing Team confirmed for the ISAF Youth Worlds 2014

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http://www.rya.org.uk 12 sailors selected to represent GBR at ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2014 After five days of action packed racing at the 2014 RYA Youth National Championships, the RYA's Selection Panel have announced the 12 sailors who will represent Great Britain at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2014. The names of the sailors who will travel to Tavira, Portugal from the 12-19 July 2014 to compete for the British Youth Sailing Team were revealed at the prize-giving of the RYA Youth National Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy earlier today (Friday 18 April). Leading the charge for British Team will be Olivier Greber and his new crew Jess Eales in the multi-hull catamaran class. Greber has a wealth of experience on his side, winning a bronze medal at last year's event in Cyprus as well as a silver medal at the 2013 SL16 class World Championships with former sailing partner James Henson. On winning selection for a second consecutive year, Eastbourne's Greber said: "It's fantastic to be selected for a second year running. It's such an honour to represent your country at the biggest event in Youth sailing and also just to be a part of such a prestigious team. The 18-year-old continued: "It is definitely a big goal for me to improve on the bronze medal from last year. It is going to be a tough year, especially as we are a new partnership, we've only been sailing together for five months but we've been doing everything we can to improve and it is going well so far." Lymington's Eales, who will be competing at the event for the first time, added: "It will be amazing to represent my country and fly the flag for GBR, it is an opportunity I have never had before. I just want to do the best we can!" Another 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds GBR representative returning to improve on last year's result is 420 sailor Tim Riley, again with a new crew James Taylor.