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A Cornwall native, born in Truro and sailing since the age of 10, Jack Hawkins has first-hand experience of how sailing builds resilience at a young age. 

“I know from my own experience there’s nothing like sailing to build confidence and resilience – not just in racing, but in all aspects of life."

Jack Hawkins

RYST Ambassador

And he’s a whole-hearted supporter of RYST’s mission. Says Jack: “Many families in Cornwall would love their children to learn to sail, but struggle to pay for lessons and kit.

RYST is making it possible for a whole new generation of sailing talent to take to the water, so I’m delighted to help showcase their work.”

You can keep up with Jack on instagram.

Jack and his sailing partner Chris Thomas race Olympic 49-ers for the British Sailing Team.

You can follow their progress on Facebook.