Student sailor has her sights on future Olympic glory

The recent Olympics may be over, but a student sailing champion is on a mission to compete at a future one, after winning four national titles then having further success internationally.

Youth Sailing Champion, Jasmine Williams

Jasmine Williams, from Truro, has become one of the NACRA Team Riders, representing Great Britain at the Youth Sailing World Championship and battling waves and competitors all around the world.  

“The dream is to represent Great Britain in sailing at the Olympics,” she says.   

Jasmine first set sail in the footsteps of her brother and teammate Theo Williams, and has since gone on to achieve podium finishes at the 2019 NACRA 15 Foiling World Championships and 2019 European Super Series.

NACRA, a sailing company founded in 1975, with a long history of building and supplying catamarans to the world of sailing, provides the boat Jasmine sails with, the NACRA 15. The team were selected to represent GBR in the NACRA 15 class at the 2019 ISAF Youth World Championships in Gdynia.

“My closer goal at the minute is to win the under-19 Youth Nationals and gain selection for the youth worlds again,” she adds. “I have now transitioned to helming, so I now steer the team at the back which will open more options for future selections.

“The lecturers at the College have been very accommodating. If I have a sailing competition on, they will go out of their own way to send me any work I have missed and are very helpful. They give you extra time to research and allow you to have a lot more freedom.”

Jasmine and her team are looking for donations to help her get closer to her dream of going to the Olympics. You can read more of her story and donate on their website at: www.teamwilliamssailing.com