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 Walker.   

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 real achievement.   “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.”     

RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards.