Emma Richards seeks pupils

Hampshire youngsters have been invited to bid for a place on a free sailing course at Poole in June run by solo round-the-world yachtswoman Emma Richards.

The Isle of Wight sailor who shot to fame in 2003 when she became the first British woman to complete the Around Alone race, has teamed up with the HSBC Education Trust to run the course.

To enter, visit Emma’s website www.emmarichards.com, and write a paragraph about why you want to learn to sail.