The RYA announced in a press release that the British sailing line-up for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been completed (Wednesday 9 May) with the announcement of sailor selections in the Laser Radial, 49er and 2.4mR events.

Alison Young, Laser Radial. Photo: Richard Langdon/Skandia Team GBR.

The British Olympic Association has confirmed the RYA’s nominations of Alison Young, who will make her Olympic debut in the Laser Radial event, and Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes who gain their second Olympic Games call-up in the 49er class, while Helena Lucas joins the ParalympicsGB ranks in the one-person 2.4mR event.

These four sailors complete the full complement of 16 sailors to compete across ten events on the Olympic sailing programme (29 July-11 August), and six sailors across three events at the Paralympic sailing competition (1-6 September), which will be held in Weymouth and Portland, where the final British selections were unveiled today.

Team GB sailors for 2012:
Ben Ainslie – Finn
Paul Goodison – Laser
Alison Young – Laser Radial
Bryony Shaw – RS:X Women
Nick Dempsey – RS:X Men

Hannah Mills & Saskia Clark – 470 Women

Luke Patience & Stuart Bithell – 470 Men
Stevie Morrison & Ben Rhodes – 49er
Iain Percy & Andrew Simpson – Star
Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush & Kate Macgregor – Women’s Match Racing

ParalympicsGB sailors for 2012:
Helena Lucas – 2.4mR

Alexandra Rickham & Niki Birrell – SKUD
John Robertson, Hannah Stodel & Steve Thomas – Sonar



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