This is Mara Lyon with Dad David who came into the studio tonight to talk to Victor on the LLLVLBS about her passion for sailing. A member of the Craignish Boat Club which is on the beautiful Craignish peninsula here in Argyll.
Presently Mara is with the RYA Scottish Topper Squad and has her sights well and truly on the Olympics in eight years’ time.
Currently looking for a sponsor to help her achieve her ambitions Mara is certainly sailing towards a very fruitful career in the world of Scottish Sport.
We will have to get her back into the studio to chat to Jennifer on a Thursday.
Craignish Boat Club
Despite being a small club some of the cadets have gone onto bigger things within the sailing world. Presently Lorenzo Chiavarini is with the Olympic Laser Training Squad, Angus Grey Stephens was a member of the RYA National Youth Squad for Laser Radials and Mara is of course with the RYA Scottish Topper Squad.
Keener cadets are presently also racing in the Scottish Traveller’s Series, and attend the RYA Scottish Class Academies for high level coaching.