OLYMPIC 2012 hopeful Jak Cornthwaite rounded off a competitive season in National and International sailing with a fourth place in the UK National Laser Inland Championships.
The Baxenden teenager showed how far he has come in 2008 after moving up to the Laser Standard this year - the Olympic single handed dinghy class.
He began the year in Laser Redial class, finishing 16th in the UK National Championships at Abersoch.
But last weekend he took on the best of British in Derbyshire in the Laser Standard and withstood windspeeds of more than 20 knots an hour.
He finished sixth - which he was allowed to discard - in his first race and then second and third in the three Saturday races.
On Sunday, a fourth and a second spot - in even windier conditions - gave him fourth spot overall.
The event was won by Jak’s fellow Great Britain National Youth Squad member Martin Evans - he, Jak and James Spencer formed the three-man Great Britain team which won the World Laser Radial Youth Championships in New Zealand earlier this year.
And this recent fourth place ends Jak’s year on a high.
He now goes into heavy training over the winter which includes seven GB National Youth Laser Standard Squad training weekends at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
Jak would like to thanks sponsors Lane for Drains, Killelea Steelwork Construction and Ballpark Precision Engineering.
Any other company who would like to help Jak in his quest for the London 2012 Oympics can contact Marshall Cornthwaite on 07766 708402 or email@example.com