TWO talented Colwyn Bay sailors have received further good news with a national dinghy squad selection.

Freddie MacLaverty and Keira Luke, year 7 pupils at Rydal Penrhos school, were rewarded for their exceptional run of recent results with a place in the RYA Cymru Wales National Feva dinghy squad for their forthcoming winter training programme.

The pair will take part in five weekends of specialist coaching on the water, which will stand them in good stead as they look to enhance their ever growing reputations next summer.

Their selection was the culmination of an exceptional few weeks for the duo, who secured a triumph at the British Youth Sailing, Welsh Regional Championships.

They produced a sensational effort in testing conditions throughout the weekend, winning their final two races to emerge victorious in the U18 General Handicap fleet at just 11 years of age.

Sally Ann Harding, senior school head Sally Ann Harding, said: “Both Freddie and Keira have worked incredibly hard throughout the season and they are thoroughly deserving of all the plaudits coming their way.

“To secure national squad selections is a testament to their ability to thrive in a competitive environment and their willingness to improve both individually and as a pair.