Bellarine Secondary College student Elliot Hughes, travelled to Kyncia Morska in Poland to compete in the 2019 Cadet World Sailing Championships.
The Year 8 student attended the event as part of the Under 18s World Championship Fleet, alongside his crew, Olive Hooper from Tasmania.
There were 64 teams from 12 countries competing in a gruelling week of racing for points, in conditions that Elliot described as “completely different to what we are used to”.
Despite the challenging conditions, Elliot and Olive placed 1st in one of their races and received 9th overall.
It was an important result for Elliot, who is now looking forward to Cadet National Championships in Geelong, and the 2020 Worlds in Williamstown.