Young London sailor adds to her trophy cabinet again
Wapping High Student Leila Moore, 13, first learnt to sail in 2010, and her achievements have been considerable. This year, she’s added another award and a race cup to her tally.
Leila started sailing at Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre (DSWC) in London and immediately ‘caught the bug’. She has won an amazing five champion titles in her Topper Squirt, (Borough/Club/Inner London/Greater London/London Youth Games) and was in last year’s RYA Zone Squad. She aims to get her instructor ticket as soon as she’s 16.
This year, she didn’t let winter conditions stop her sailing. She entered the DSWC Frostbite series – which runs over four weekly events, and comprises 16 races in total for adults and youth sailors. She raced in a Bosun, and came home with The City of London Beadles’ Guild Chairman’s Cup and a cash award for winning the youth section, and coming third overall.
It’s probably not surprising that, for the second time, Leila has just been presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award for sailing in the Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year awards (the first time was in 2012).
Leila includes all these awards on her CV, which she is already putting together! She wants to be a marine biologist and for this she has passed her scuba diving PADI course too.