Ali goes from Brazil to Turkey

WINDSURFING - CLEVEDON windsurfer Ali Masters is gunning for RS:X Youth World Championship success after securing a top 10 finish on his Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships debut in Brazil.

CLEVEDON windsurfer Ali Masters is gunning for RS:X Youth World Championship success after securing a top 10 finish on his Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships debut in Brazil.

Having taken ninth spot overall at the prestigious annual ISAF Youth Worlds regatta in Buzios, 17-year-old Masters flies out to Turkey this week for the RS:X class Youth Worlds that start on Saturday, July 25.

Whereas the ISAF Youth Worlds is a multiclass regatta where each country is able to enter just one boat per class, the RS:X Youth Worlds will see the best young windsurfers from every nation descend on Turkey.

And with the predominant 15-18 knot breezes experienced by the RYA Volvo Team GBR sailors in Buzios not really favouring 2008 RS:X Youth Europeans silver medallist Masters, he is now looking forward to Turkey to try to make an impact.


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Around 280 of the world's top Olympic hopefuls of the future converged on Buzios, some 100 miles north of Rio, for the prestigious annual regatta.Multiple Olympic gold medallists Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy, Sarah Ayton and Sarah Webb are among the many high-profile Brits who have represented their country at the celebrated Under-19 event.

Racing gets under way at the 2009 RS:X Youth World Championships in Yalikavak, near Bodrum, on Monday, July 27, with medals being decided on Saturday, August 1.

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