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  • Writer's picturePhil Packer

Great Britain Sailor, Anna Carpenter, joins the BRIT Ambassador family champions the BRIT Challenge

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

Anna is a member of the British Sailing Team and competes in the 49ER FX class; the doublehanded high performance skiff that was introduced to the Olympics in 2016.

Great Britain Sailor, Anna Carpenter

“I am delighted to join the BRIT Ambassador family to support young adult mental health throughout the UK.

The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) is an incredible charity which strives to not only provide support for young adults struggling with their mental health but also to raise awareness of this within the further and higher education sectors. With the challenges we are all currently facing it is more important than ever to support this goal.

The BRIT 2021 Challenge is innovative, exciting and has the potential to engage the 5 million students in the UK if we can all join together to raise awareness around this unique fundraising opportunity.

I look forward to encouraging students and staff at Holy Cross College, Bury and The University of Bristol as they take on the challenge and raise funds to help their peers.

I also urge fellow athletes to join me as BRIT Ambassadors and support your own colleges and universities to take part in this challenge and support the fantastic work BRIT are doing.”

Anna Carpenter

Great Britain Sailor

Anna is a member of the British Sailing Team, campaigning for the Olympic Games in the 49er FX (women’s high-performance skiff) class. She started sailing at the age of 4 on Elton Reservoir in the North West and was racing by the time she was 11. She studied History at Bristol University before moving to Weymouth to train and compete full time.

The first event Anna competed in was the RYA North West Zone Championships in 2005 and the first event she won was the Women’s Laser 4.7 National Championships in 2008. She achieved multiple international medals in the women’s 470 class and was training partner to Rio 2016 gold medallists before switching recently to the 49er FX.

She proudly supports the Final Straw Foundation – a registered charity working with local communities and businesses to highlight the impact of plastic pollution on our environment and to try to minimise the amount of plastic entering our local seas and wider oceans.

For more insight in to Anna’s Olympic campaign, please see her Instagram page with sailing partner Hannah Bristow: @hananna.sailing


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