Lympstone teenage RIB ace Batson set for national finals in Southampton

11:47 29 May 2014

Max Batson from Lympstone in action on his RIB

Max Batson from Lympstone in action on his RIB

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Thirteen-year-old Max Batson from Lympstone has raced through to the national final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship for the second time.

One of 14 youngsters demonstrating their powerboating skills in the regional final at the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth last Saturday, Max won an incredibly close battle in the 13-16 age group with a winning time of 1:27:94.

There were only three seconds between first and third places. In 2012, he won the SW regional title in the eight-12 category, and has six years’ experience of sailing and powerboating at Lympstone Sailing Club.

Max will now compete with regional finalists from around the country at the national final in Southampton in September.

The youngster says: “I’m thrilled to have won again in Plymouth, but now I’m focused on going to Southampton and winning! I feel quietly confident, and can’t wait!”

The Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship is a National Championship; open to RYA clubs, organisations and training centres where eight-16 year old (RIB) drivers can demonstrate their skills with the goal of winning their club a brand new Highfield 460 or a Honwave T40.

Stephen Morris, Head of Power Equipment for Honda (UK) says: “We are delighted to continue our long and successful partnership with the RYA in supporting the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship, and to be bringing on board our new boatbuilder partner, Highfield, for the 2014 competition. Both Honda and Highfield are only too pleased to support the RYA in its efforts to inspire and encourage young people to develop their skills and to promote safe and responsible boating through this unique championship.”

For more information about the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship, details on how to get involved and a list of regional finals scores visit www.rya.org.uk/go/hondayouthrib

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