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  Sailor boy Seb named Prodigy of the Year
Updated 26 April 2003, 11.44
Seb with the winners
Sailing star Seb Clover, who became the youngest person to sail the Atlantic on his own, has been crowned Britain's best child prodigy.

The 16-year-old was named top teen by the Duchess of York after beating seven other finalists.

Seb on his boat
Seb on his boat

He showed his bravery and amazing skill which won him the award when he was just 15 in his record-breaking trip across the ocean last year.

Britain's Brilliant Prodigies Awards are in their second year and are like the Oscars for the young and talented.

They are given out to teens who make a difference and whose achievements show other young people they can do what they want if they put their minds to it.

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Other winners
Best Young Instrumentalist: Rick Uttley, 15
Best Young Sports Person: Karla Quinn
Best Young Chess Player: David Howell, 11
Best Young Classical Singer: Hannah Bradbury, 15
International Award: harpist Sasha Boldachev from Russia

Other winners included 15-year-old Louie Batley from Chorley who picked up the Best Young Modern Dancer award.

And Best Young Pop Singer was won by Jessica Cornish, 15, from Essex.

Proud Seb is now training for his next trip - a solo sail around Cape Horn, one of the most dangerous ocean routes in the world.

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