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  • Writer's picturePhil Packer

GB Yachtswoman, Alice Masterman, joins the BRIT Ambassador family

We are delighted that Alice has joined our BRIT Ambassador family.

Alice’s successes include two bronze medals in the 29er class at the World Championships in 2013 and 2014 and three Ladies National Championship titles with former helm, Ruth Allan.

Alice Masterman - GB Yachtswoman, World Championship medallist and three time Ladies National Champion

“I am thrilled to be joining the BRIT Ambassador family to help support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK.

As a former student at Southampton University, an online student at Oxford Brookes University and having completed a Mental Health First Aid course, I know that many students and young adults are experiencing mental health difficulties and the numbers continue to rise.

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all and most definitely impacting on students and those young adults who are vulnerable and feeling isolated. It is vital that students and young adults receive the right support when they need it and they know where to find it.

One of the reasons why I have become a BRIT Ambassador is because of their vision to collaborate and unite the charity, education and sport sectors. I know students will want to support the BRIT 2021 Challenge when they become aware that BRIT they have partnered with PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide, Nightline Association, Student Minds and the Charlie Waller Trust, so that all donations raised by the BRIT 2021 Challenge will be shared equally between five mental health charities who support students and young adults.

Delivering a UK-wide challenge for every Higher and Further Education student is a massive challenge and BRIT needs every UK university and college to embrace the BRIT 2021 Challenge and let their students know of the opportunity.

The BRIT 2021 Challenge is inclusive and enables students and staff of all abilities to take part either on campus or at home. There are many ways to take part including hand-cycling, cycling, wheelchair pushing, swimming, walking, jogging, running, rowing or paddling (canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding) so that students can take part safely and feel part of their team wherever they are.

I look forward to encouraging students and staff at the University of Southampton and Oxford Brookes University to take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge. I will also urge fellow Great Britain sailors to unite with me and join the BRIT Ambassador family so that together we can support as many university and college students as possible.”

Alice Masterman - GB Yachtswoman and BRIT Ambassador

Alice learnt to sail at Papercourt Sailing Club and Hayling Island.

Her many successes include two bronze medals in the 29er class at the World Championships in 2013 and 2014 and three Ladies National Championship titles with former helm, Ruth Allan.

In 2014, Alice took a break from sailing to focus on her degree in Politics and Economics at the University of Southampton. She still competed in other areas of sailing where she won Cowes Week 2018 in the RS Elite and the K6 Nationals in 2016.

Alice made the transition to the FX with Vikki Payne in 2017. They competed at a high level internationally and competed at the Europeans in both 2017 and 2018. Alice’s achievements and improvement were recognised by the British Sailing Team. She was paired up with Bella Fellows and they have been competing together ever since.

Alice Masterman and Bella Fellows - Mastfell Sailing

Outside of her own sailing, Alice has been coaching the RS Feva class and 29er class for seven years including her role as Head Coach of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Welsh Feva squad and 29er Class Development squad.

In 2019, Alice started an online Master’s degree in Real Estate with Oxford Brookes University. She enjoys keeping active with cycling and netball.

Alice recently competed a Mental Health First Aid Course.

To find out more about Alice and the GB Sailing Team, please visit the British Sailing Team website.

To read more about Alice and Bella, please visit the Mastfell Sailing website.


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