Nell Staunton's consistent performance in the Laser Radial at the Youth Sailing Worlds was rewarded at the weekend with an eighth place overall in Texas, USA.
The Corpus Chisti result marks Ireland's highest finish in the girls' discipline, a top class result for the National Yacht Club single-hander.
Ireland's Radial Jack Fahy finishes in 20th in the boys fleet.
As Afloat.ie reported previously, The Dublin schoolgirl had a week of solid performances counting all her results to date in the top 13. 46 competed in her class.