Alison Young profile
Sailing (Women's Laser Radial)
Alison Young has progressed rapidly since she was promoted to the RYA's performance squad last year, and this improvement was shown when she won gold in the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in June.
The Weymouth-born sailor first finished in the top 10 at a World Championships when she came in seventh in Perth in December 2011.
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Young gained first class honours in her civil engineering degree.