Windsurfer, Alysia, approached the RGF to help fund the purchase of a new sail to support her development as she trains for the World Championships and beyond.
Alysia has contacted us with an update on her progress: Alysia told us: “I am a member of the British Sailing Team, which is sailings Olympic Programme, and over the past year, I have had the honour of being the Olympic Training Partner to Emma Wilson who has just secured herself a medal at the Olympic Games! I spent the whole winter training abroad in Portugal with Emma and all the other top windsurfers from around the world. Whilst I was there, I competed at the European Championships where I finished 22nd overall and 5th under 21. I am now training full time in Weymouth on the new Olympic equipment for Paris 2024, which the Rob George Foundation (RGF) helped me to obtain.
This year has been challenging with the Global Pandemic. I’ve had to do extended training camps abroad away from my friends and family and multiple isolations where I have been unable to train for 10 days at a time. However, through the foundation, I am now able to prepare properly for my upcoming iqfoil Class World Championships in Silvaplana, Switzerland at the end of August. The grant I received from the RGF also enables me to race to my full potential as I am no longer limited by my equipment.
I think that the foundation does an amazing job at supporting young athletes, such as myself, and I can’t wait to do them proud!”
Good luck in Switzerland, Alysia!