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Findhorn Youngster Crowned Honda RYA Youth RIB national champion

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(L-R) Andrew Norton, Powerboat Projects Manager with the RYA, Jamie Paterson, his dad Simon and Jamie Young, Sales Director with Gael Force Marine hand over the prize

This week, Gael Force Sales Director Jamie Young had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Paterson (10) of Findhorn Marina, winner of 2014 Honda RYA Youth RIB Champion Title at the PSP Southampton Boat Show.  Jamie fought off competition in the 8-12 year old group to win with a time of 1:27:41, a full seven seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

In flat and sunny conditions, 28 of the UK’s most talented young RIB drivers showed great skill and speed at the throttle of the two Honda powered Highfield RIBS as they tackled the tricky championship course in front of a packed crowd.

On winning, Jamie Paterson said: “It feels crazy! I never thought I’d win it. Today was my first time competing and it was tough, when I saw other competitors have their go I didn’t think I had won”. 

As well as being crowned champion, Jamie was presented with a Honwave T40 RIB with a Honda BF20 engine for Findhorn Marina.

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