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Alessandra SENSINI (ITA)

Alessandra SENSINI (ITA)An outstanding 12 months for Alessandra is epitomised by her taking a bullet at every single race at the ISAF World Sailing Games in Marseille in June.

Alessandra has made an excellent start to her Athens 2004 campaign by winning the 2002 Athens Test event in August and most recently (although outside the achievement period) has won the Mistral European Championships in Austria.

The Achievements of Alessandra Sensini

1st - Athens Test Event, August 2002 - Grade 2 (Mistral)
1st - ISAF World Sailing Games, June 2002 - Grade 1 (Bic Techno)
1st - Semaine Olympique Francaise, April 2002 - Grade 1 (Mistral)
2nd - XXXIII Princess Sofia Trophy, March 2002 - Grade 2 (Mistral)


Alessandra was previously nominated for the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Award in 2000

Name Alessandra SENSINI
Date of Birth Alessandra SENSINI
Place of Birth Grosseto, Italy
Profession Sailor
Website http://www.alessandrasensini.it
ISAF World Sailing Ranking 16 - Mistral - Women's Sailboard Rankings
ISAF World Sailing Ranking Click here to view Alessandra's skippers report
Age started sailing 13
First boat sailed Windsurfer
Age started racing 13
First boat raced Windsurfer
What inspired you to take up sailing? Love for the sea and competition
How did you buy your first boat? I stole it from my sisters!
Which was your first sailing club? Circolo Velico Grosseto, Italy
First Event competed in and Year Marina de Grosseto 1983
First Event won and Year Italian Juniores Windsurf Championship 1985
Principle achievements I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to reach all of them.
Detail the personal highlights of your sailing career to date 2 Olympic Medals (gold 2000, bronze 1996)
Detail the personal highlights of your sailing career to date 4 European Championship (1st 2001, 2nd 2000, 3rd 1999, 3rd 1998)
Detail the personal highlights of your sailing career to date 8 World Championships (including top 5 results in 2000 1st, 1998 4th and 1997 2nd
What are your future sailing aspirations? Help the future generations to grow in this sport, being able to remain myself and keep my values
Briefly state what sailing means to you Freedom of expression
Who has had the greatest impact or inspiration in your sailing career and why? My family, but mostly the love and support of my dad
Who do you consider to be your sailing hero? All the champions that have remained unchanged by their success
What other sports do you participate in outside of sailing? Surfing
What other sports do you participate in outside of sailing? Kite flying
What other sports do you participate in outside of sailing? Bike riding
Who do you consider to be the greatest sailor in the World and why? Paul Cayard and Torben Grael because besides fame and popularity they have remained faithful to themselves
Briefly state what being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award 2002 means to you Enter the rows of the biggest sailing names
If voted as the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2002, briefly say what will this mean to you? A formal recognition of that which means the world to me - Windsurfing
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