WEYMOUTH windsurfer Ellie Wilcox finished 43 in the Techno 293 World Windsurfing Championships after being one of 13 children selected for the UK team.

Over the course of the competition Ellie had some superb results Ellie performed with finish positions in the top 20.

Her best performance came in the sixth race when she finished several places ahead of the World Champion Ella Benbenisti from Israel.

Ellie has been windsurfing in the Techno 293 class for just over a year and won the girls under 15 Eric Twiname Championships in May.

She has also achieved first place girl in the UKWA National Inland Series Championships and second place girl in the UKWA National Cup Series Championships, 2nd place girl at the RYA National Championships.

Ellie also won the overall under 17 Techno Championship title at the SW Zone Championships held at Paignton.

She received the exciting news about her call up to the British Youth Sailing Team in September.

Wilcox attends the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester alongside fellow team member James Faley who came 76th in the under 17 tournament.

The competition took place over the course of seven days in Salou, Spain and saw over 330 young athletes competing.

The competition aims to be a true test of skill and endurance as every competitor uses the same sized board.

The class is an approved Olympic pathway, which progresses on to the Techno293 Plus which will be seen next October at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.