RS:X windsurfer Lily Young was delighted to end her season on a high note after she finished her season with a superb top-10 placing at the Youth World Championships in Cyprus.

The Weymouth teenager has had a brilliant season on the water and continued to impress in the warm Mediterranean with a flurry of good results across her 13 races.

Speaking about her time at the competition, Young said: “The races went well. I was really happy with my consistency.

“It was very windy, which was great for me because that’s when I’m at my best. There were big waves and it was really warm.

“My best result was a sixth, but I was pretty consistent throughout. We raced for five days with three races per day.”

Young, having only taken up the sport three years ago, has had a great season, racking up top placings at a number of events across the country.

After such a successful season, Young was thrilled to hit the target of a good finish that she had set herself.

The Budmouth student added: “My aim was to finish in the top 10 and I was eighth all week.

“But, I had a bad day on the last day which dropped me down to 10th.

“Because I still finished in the top 10, I was super happy that I achieved my goal.”

“It meant a lot to me. This is my best result to date and it is something I have been working towards. So, to finally achieve that made me very happy.”

The windsurfer was joined in Cyprus by her parents and she always welcomes the support.

Young added: “My mum and dad came along for the race and that was really nice.

“They find it really nerve-wracking because they could see all of the racing from outside the hotel but, I was doing well so they were pleased.”

Asked about her own nerves, she added: “In the mornings I get so nervous.

“I put pressure on myself to do well and I want to do my coaches proud.

“But, once we start racing, they go away and I just enjoy it.”

With the season over, Young goes into the winter looking to rest up and build for the new year where she will make a big step up the age groups.

She explained: “I’m transitioning up to the women’s category from youth.

“I just want to get to grips with senior level and racing the older woman. I want to see what it is like because it will be a lot tougher.

“I’m going to do that for a year and see how I go.”

Young will be back racing in March when she travels to Palma, Majorca but before then she will be spending her winter honing her craft on the cold waters of Portland.

The teenager remarked: “It’s been non-stop for months and months now, so I looking forward to a little break. But, I’ll be staying here and windsurfing.”

* Young would like to thank sponsors Osprey Leisure and for their continued support throughout the season.