Ali Nightingale, from Christchurch, has been selected to represent New Zealand in the Girl's Laser Radial at the 2014 ISAF Youth World Championships on from 12-19 July in Tavira Portugal.
Top 3 Sailing Achievements…
2nd girl at 2014 RYA Youth National Championship in Weymouth
1st Radial youth girl at the 2014 New Zealand Laser Nationals
1st Radial youth girl at 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland
Q&A with Ali Nightingale
Q: How did you get into sailing?
A: Went with a friend to a learn to sail course at Charteris Bay
Q: Favourite thing to eat after a long day on the water?
Q: Favourite place to sail?
A: Charteris Bay
Q: Which New Zealand sailors do you admire most?
A: Molly Meech, Alex Maloney, Josh Junior
Q: What is the best thing about sailing your youth class boat?
A: Laser Radial is an Olympic class so it has given me opportunities to race with the best Radial sailors in the world at ISAF World Cup regattas.
Q: How will you prepare for the Youth Worlds and which regattas will you be attending in the lead-up?
A: Continue working on my fitness and sail as much as I can, attending youth camps and training in Auckland and Christchurch. I attended the RYA youth nationals in Weymouth and Hyeres World Cup Regatta in France.
Q: What was the most proud moment of your sailing to date, and tell us how you felt?
A: Getting selected for the 2014 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team and being offered a place in Santander for the ISAF Sailing World Championships. I am very excited and proud to represent New Zealand at these regattas.