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Introducing SSW's Sailing Ambassador: Sophie Ainsworth!

Team GB's Sophie Ainsworth competed at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games alongside Charlotte Dobson in the inaugural Woman's 49erFX event. Now, Sophie has joined SSW as we follow her bid to represent Team GB once more at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo...

After leading the celebrations for Sailing Southwest's 1st Birthday at the RYA Dinghy Show, Sophie is back at work this week, as she travels to Palma, Mallorca to compete in the Princess Sofia Regatta. This time, Sophie will be back sailing alongside her former partner and good mate, Sophie Weguelin. The Two Sophie's sailed together for 6 years between 2006-2012, including whilst both were studying degrees at the University of Exeter. Ainsworth recalls achieving a dramatic 2nd place in the 29er ISAF Youth Worlds with Weguelin, as one of her absolute favourite sailing memories (read our full article to discover why...!) Now, reunited in the 49erFX, the Two Sophie's are seeking more success in Spain this weekend. We will of course bring you their progress as the Regatta unfolds, but in the meantime, you can get to know Sophie Ainsworth, as she answers our questions in the first article of our new series: Ainsworth's Antics...

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