CHRISTCHURCH windsurfing starlet Emma Wilson experienced double world title joy at the RS:X Youth World Championships in Clearwater, Florida.

The 15-year-old sailed a solid series from the offset and entered Saturday’s medal race showdown with a two-point cushion at the top of the leaderboard.

With a solid 14 knots of breeze and glorious sunshine, Wilson showed poise beyond her years to win the medal race in extra- ordinary fashion and claim both the under-19 and under-17 titles.

Her fellow Briton Imogen Sills finished the medal race in second and sixth overall.

Wilson said: “It feels pretty special, I wasn’t expecting to win overall against all the older girls, it’s crazy.

“I just tried to keep calm and not get distracted. My plan for the medal race was to get a good start, use my speed and work as hard as possible until the end.

“I had a good start and just didn’t look back. When I did look back at the first mark, I couldn't see anyone, I thought I had done something wrong!

“I ended up winning by quite a distance, which was so cool. When I crossed the line I was so happy and then Imogen came second, so that made it pretty special as well.

The Bournemouth Collegiate School pupil continued: “It was probably the toughest competition I have done.

“I’ve been racing in the under-19 fleet for nearly two years and the girls are so strong. I never thought I would beat them this time last year.

“Going in to the event I wanted to make the medal race and any more was a bonus, but I always want to win in whatever I do.”

Great Britain coach Leo McCallin added: “Emma put together an outstanding series to put herself top of a tight leaderboard going into the medal race.

“Emma’s hard work and dedication to training shone through in the deciding race, where she dominated from start to finish, culminating in the biggest lead I have ever seen in a competitive race.”