Alice, aged 14, has achieved
outstanding results in a number of dinghy classes. She is the RS Tera Sport National Champion and came second – and first
girl – in the World Championships. Moving on up to the more challenging RS Tera
Pro has already seen her gain a solid 4th in the class end of season event. In
addition, Alice has been sailing the RS Feva with various crews achieving 1st
in the RS Feva Grand Prix series overall.
Alice, who is a pupil at The Warriner School, will
collect her award at the official awards presentation taking place at 13:30 on
Sunday 03 March, at the RYA Dinghy Show. The awards will be presented on the Main
Stage by double Olympic silver medallist and RYA Director of Racing, Ian
In addition to competitive sailing
all over the country, Alice is an active member of the Junior Committee at her
sailing club, Great Moor Sailing Club and a brilliant role model for young
sailors just starting out.
Launched in 2014, the RYA Regional
Youth Champion Awards recognise the outstanding dedication, achievement and performance
of talented young people in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.
Alice commented: “I’m really
pleased and proud to win. There are a
lot of great sailors in the southern region and to be chosen for the award is a
“I love sailing. On the water you are taken away from everything
else on the shore and left to yourself.
Not to mention all the friends that I have made over the past few years
- the social aspect is amazing and I love every event I go to.”
Alice who lives with her family on
a farm helps out with the cattle when she is not sailing!
RYA Director of Sport Development,
Alistair Dickson commented: “We’re delighted to recognise the achievements of
these individuals who have all shown lots of hard work, sacrifice and
commitment. It’s fantastic to see so
many young role models and true ambassadors for the sport.”
Regional Youth Champion Awards.