DORSET trio Emma Wilson, Daniel Wilson and Jack Butters are set to represent Great Britain at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Malaysia, which begin on Sunday.

Christchurch windsurfing siblings Daniel and Emma topped the leaderboard at the RYA Youth Worlds Selection Event in August, earning them the nod to the British team.

Butters, who is from Bournemouth, was selected following the Catamaran inlands in October.

Open to competitors aged 19 and under, the Youth Sailing World Championships are a proven talent indicator with past British winners including Olympic champions Ben Ainslie, Sarah Ayton and Iain Percy.

Although the Wilsons and Butters have competed at the European Youth Championships, they will be attending worlds for the first time.

Both Wilsons convincingly won their respective events back in August and have continued to train hard since their selection.

Sixteen-year-old Emma said: “At the moment I’m trying to get as much time on the water as possible.

“It has been really windy in Weymouth recently so when I can’t go on the water I’m doing as much fitness work as possible."

Eighteen-year-old Daniel, who finished seventh at last year's Europeans, added: "This is a really good opportunity for us to get another set of good results like last year, when we won a few medals.”

SL16 Catamaran sailor Butters, 16, is eager to once again represent Great Britain on the international platform.

He said: “I’m definitely excited about going to Malaysia as there is a high level of competition on the water. It’s good to be part of the team and to represent Great Britain"

British team leader Oli Woodcock added: "The team is raring to go. We had a really good training camp in Weymouth and did some excellent training in the gym to make sure we were ready for the conditions.

"We’ve probably got the fittest team that has gone out to youth worlds and I think we should bring back a couple of medals.”