A STUDENT from Windermere School has become a national sailing champion following his victory in the RS Feva Inland Championships, held at Draycote Water Sailing Club in Warwickshire.

Teddy Ferguson, who was racing with Ewan Wilson from Wormit Sailing Club, saw off the challenge of 45 other crews to take the title.

Fellow Windermere School students Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger were runners-up, while Theo and Felix Stewart finished in 23rd place.

Teddy and Ewan managed to secure first place in two out of five races, along with second place and seventh place finishes, ensuring victory with a net score of eleven.

Teddy was absolutely thrilled with the result, saying: “Today was tough and we were pushed hard all the way, but it’s a fantastic feeling to be the Inland Champions.

Ian Lavender, headmaster at Windermere School, said, “I would like to congratulate Teddy for his tremendous achievement and one which demands dedication, not just from Teddy, but from all of those involved. I would particularly like to thank Graeme Rowe, our Chief Sailing Instructor, for his expert coaching, the students for their willingness to learn and get involved and, most especially, the parents for the huge distances they have travelled to enable these students to compete at the highest level.”