Kayleigh best pre­pared

POWERBOATING

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

BEA­CONS­FIELD School pupil Kayleigh Pri­estly won the ti­tle of best pre­pared boat at the Off­shore World Power­boat Cham­pi­onships

The kind-hearted young­ster (pic­tured) also raised just un­der £1,000 for the Sick Chil­dren’s Trust with a raf­fle and auc­tion she ran at the event.

Proud mum Odette Pri­estly said: “She be­came the talk of the pits with how she pre­sented the boat and her­self and was awarded the best pre­pared boat out of 20, in­clud­ing three pre­vi­ous world cham­pi­ons.”

Kayleigh also took sixth place in another race, but after a nav­i­ga­tor er­ror her team was dis­qual­i­fied.

Mrs Pri­estly added: “It was such a shame as she had driven so well in re­ally rough seas and bat­tled on de­spite be­ing in pain after she in­jured her coc­cyx on a big wave on the way to the start.”

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