Budding Weymouth Sailor Nets Sponsorship Deal
12:54pm 24th April 2013
A budding Olympic sailor from Weymouth is a step closer to achieving his dream after winning a sponsorship deal.
18 year old Sam Barker is now being backed by UK motor insurance company - insurethebox.
Sam is currently studying a BTech at Weymouth College - but wants to pursue a sailing career when he qualifies.
"Sailing is my passion, but it requires money, and the cost of car insurance has become crippling for many young people. Just being able to get to events is obviously a great start," says Sam of St David's Rd, Weymouth.
He's got his sights set on taking part in the Olympics after the Rio Games in 2016.
"Only time will tell if I have what it takes, but I am determined to give it a go and the support from insurethebox has been a great boost," he said. "I was already mad about sailing even before the London Olympics came to Weymouth, but now it means everything."