Huge congratulations from everyone at ELYC to Roo Purves, who has been awarded the Class Academy Sailor of the Year award by RYA Scotland.
Roo is one of a selection of talented young sailors who have risen through the ranks in East Lothian Yacht Club's excellent sailing curriculum, which includes everything from entry level basics to a variety of coached racing sessions which provide a gateway to full on Club racing and beyond.
Roo was able to share his thoughts in a short interview.
“Amazing and quite a big surprise when my name was called out, I was quite shocked.”
“It was really cool to see my coach Robyn (Phillips) also win an award on the night.”
“It’s amazing, Topper’s are the best boats to start out in and I beat my dad for the first time last week in a club race, which was cool.”