Ali’s promise shone through at the 2010 Miami World Cup regatta where she won bronze, her first senior podium finish. Since then she has been a regular top ten performer in the World Cup series in this competitive fleet, showing her strength on home-waters winning the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth. She represented Team GB at London 2012 - her first Olympic games where she finished an impressed 5th place.
Ali’s promise shone through at the 2010 Miami World Cup regatta where she won bronze – her first senior podium finish – and she’s a regular top ten performer in the World Cup series in this competitive fleet. In the stronger wind events the 25 year old is one of the fastest and most consistent sailors in the class.
Name: Alison Young
Date of birth:
Place of birth:Wolverhampton
Current hometown: Portland
Class: Laser Radial
Coach: Hugh Stiles
Currently sails at: WPNSA
Who got you into sailing?
My mum got my dad some sailing lessons for his birthday when I was about 8 and I got into sailing then, although my Uncle Paul also needs a mention for taking my dad sailing in the Lakes before that!
Laser radial because of its close racing and hard hiking
Biggest influence in your career to date?
Hard to name one person, everyone that has coached me has influenced my sailing along with my parents
Worst moment in sailing?
Never a bad moment, only mistakes to learn from
Best moment in sailing?
Working your guts out upwind, then turning round to sail some huge waves back in to Hayling Island Sailing Club
Best sailing venue in the UK?
Weymouth bay in a SE
Best sailing venue in the World?
Fortaleza in Brazil
2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, 1st
2012 Laser Radial World Champs 4th
2012 Hyeres Regatta 4th
2012 Princess Sofia Trophy 10th
2012 Rolex Miami OCR Regatta 4th
2011 Perth World Champs 7th
2011 Sail Melbourne Regatta 4th
2011 Delta Lloyd Regatta Silver
2011 Open Europeans 31st
2011 Skandia Sail for Gold 7th
2011 Hyeres Regatta 21st
2011 Princess Spfia Trophy 14th
2011 Miami Regatta 9th
2010 Skandia Sail For Gold 16th
2010 Radial Worlds 12th
2010 Radial Europeans 24th
2010 Hyeres Regatta 32nd
2010 Princess Sofia Trophy 18th
2010 Miami Regatta 3rd
2009 Skdania Sail For Gold 9th
2009 Radial Worlds 26th
2009 Radial Europeans 26th
2009 Kiel Week 26th
2009 Delta Lloyd 15th
2009 Hyeres Regatta 24th
2009 Princess Sofia Regatta 29th
2008 Sail Melbourne 5th
2008 Sydney Int Regatta 1st
2008 Radial Europeans 32nd
2008 Keil Week 8th
2008 Radial Worlds 89th
2007 Hyeres Regatta 38th
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