Ambassador Sarah Ayton OBE

An ambitious role model for our students

Qualified UKSA instructor on board sailing boat

Sarah’s road to success

Sarah was taught that, if she worked hard enough, she could achieve anything. By the age of 18, she had become Britain’s most successful female single-handed sailor, winning Silver at the ISAF Youth World Championships.

She went on to win her first Olympic Gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics with her team mates Shirley Robertson and Sarah Webb in the Yngling class.

In 2005, Sarah was awarded an MBE. Having arrived at the 2008 Beijing Olympics unbeaten, she became part of an exclusive group of athletes who have won Gold medals at two successive games. In 2009, she was awarded an OBE.

UKSA Ambassador Sarah Ayton racing a dinghy for the RYA

Sarah is proud to be supporting UKSA

“It is a real pleasure to have been appointed as an ambassador for UKSA. I am excited about sharing my values with the charity and helping them on their #SeaChange journey.

“UKSA uses sailing and watersports as a catalyst to help young people develop themselves and this is something I strongly believe in. I am very happy to be lending my support to such a fantastic charity.”