Former St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association (SESCA) Nick Copsey finished third overall at the University Fleet Racing Championships.
Copsey, who has left King Edward VI School, is studying Marine Engineering at the University of Southampton.
He achieved a fifth and a second place in the two races to put him third overall, behind two of the Royal Yachting Association’s most promising young stars.
n SESCA have been nominated for Yachts and Yachting magazine’s club-of-the-year award.
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