A YACHT which was constructed more than 100 years ago by a historic Arnside company has been shortlisted for two classic boat awards.

Ziska was launched on January 28, 1903, by Crossfields of Arnside, a company which was active until the middle of the 20th century. The yacht currently resides at Port Townsend on the west coast of America.

In 1997 she was bought by a 19-year-old and sailed across the Atlantic. In 2019, she took part in the 750-mile Race2Alaska, which saw her sail up the Canadian coast to Ketchikan, Alaska.

And the 117-year-old yacht has now been nominated in the 'Centenarian of the Year' and the 'Restoration of the Year (under 40ft)' categories at the Classic Boat Awards, organised by the Classic Boat magazine.

“It would be great if Ziska wins the awards. I would encourage anybody with an interest in sailing to vote for her, said Alasdair Simpson, of Arnside Sailing Club. "For a boat built in Arnside in 1903 to take part in a Race2Alaska is an amazing achievement."

Vote at classicboat.co.uk to vote. The deadline is March 9.