56 – Ellie Aldridge – The UK’s Olympic Hopeful

Ellie is a kite racer. A very good kite racer. She’s qualified for the Olympics in July 2024 to represent the UK – which means she takes foiling far more seriously than Liam and Freddie do.

This week she gives us a run down of the entire Olympic process – which despite an interest in the Kitefoil racing we were pretty unaware of. She runs us through her background from 49erFX sailing to learning to kitefoil in a rapidly evolving world.

Ellie’s also been ramping up her wing foil and tow in skills while having down time on her foiling camps in Mexico and Fuerte (lucky lass) and gives us a run through of her…… as well as her plans post Olympics 2024.

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