Emma Wilson: winner of SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award 2015 | Photo: RYA

Emma Wilson is the winner of the prestigious One-to-Watch Award 2015 by SportsAid.

The 16-year-old windsurfer from Christchurch enjoyed an outstanding sailing season. She won two gold medals at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships, and a silver medal at the 2015 edition.

Wilson won extra £1,250 of funding from SportsAid, and will continue to prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The young windsurfer hopes to keep momentum in the crucial months ahead.

"It's an amazing feeling. Out of all the amazing athletes put forward, I can't believe that I've been chosen. It's crazy. Windsurfing's not that big so I really can't believe it. To be recognized for my achievements out of so many other great achievements, I really can't believe it," expressed Emma Wilson.

"I go to the ISAF youth worlds in December, and that's my big competition for this year. Next year, I'll do some more senior World Cup events and then it all builds up in the four-year cycle to 2020 and hopefully I can go to that Olympics."

The One-to-Watch Award is presented every year by SportsAid to recognize the achievements of the Britain's most promising young athletes who rely on the charity's financial support to become the country's next Olympic, Paralympic and world champions.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is the patron of SportsAid.