Ali Young

Laser Radial

Aliís 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.

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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!

Favourite boat?      

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

Career Highlights 


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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