Alexandra Rickham

Alexandra made her second Games appearance at London 2012, competing with Niki Birrell in the SKUD 18.  The pair have won five World Championship titles in the class.

Following a diving accident in 1995, Alexandra first sailed on a day out while rehabbing in Miami. However she didn’t start taking the sport seriously until studying at Imperial College, London, 10 years later. Alexandra started sailing with Niki Birrell in November 2007 but had earlier spent eight months training to helm in the new SKUD class while studying.

At London 2012, Alexandra and Niki took bronze in the SKUD 18, although a lack of wind on the last day of racing denied them of the opportunity to race for silver.

Their achievement helped ParalympicsGB to secure their most successful performance in sailing at a Paralympic Games since the event was formally introduced to the programme in 2000.

Major results

2012 London Paralympic Games SKUD 18 (with Niki Birrell)

2015 Para World Sailing Championships, Melbourne, Australia SKUD 18

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Weymouth & Portland, UK SKUD 18

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, USA SKUD 18

2014 IFDS Combined World Championships, Halifax, Canada SKUD 18

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, USA SKUD 18

2013 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships, Kinsale, Ireland SKUD 18


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