COLCHESTER'S Faye Chatterton is going for glory for Great Britain at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Poland this week.

The 16-year-old will represent the British Youth Sailing Team in the girls’ 420 alongside crew Eleanor Keers at the prestigious regatta in Gydnia.

The pair are among 14 of the country's most promising young sailors picked for the team following their winning performance at the recent RYA Youth National Championships.

Chatterton said: “I am so proud to be representing Great Britain.

“After a lot of time and training we have proved that we are capable of achieving our goals.

"I am looking forward to the team spirit and experiencing the atmosphere of the Youth Worlds. Our ultimate goal is to not regret any decisions.”

The Youth Sailing World Championships is the world’s most important regatta in youth sailing.

Previous Youth Worlds participants include some of today's best-known sailors including the world's most decorated Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and 2008 Beijing gold medallist Pippa Wilson.

"Our Youth Worlds team this year I feel is a great mix of experience and young sailing talent," said Mark Nicholls, the RYA's Youth Racing Manager.

"We have international medals in the squad and returning Youth Worlds sailors who are determined to improve and show the world what they can do. Add to that some great newcomers to the team.

"I’m excited by the attitude of all the selected sailors and look forward to seeing what they can do on the world stage.

"They are all top sailing talents and are looking to grasp this great experience and make the most of it.”

Racing starts today and concludes on Friday.