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Scarlett Hadley.
Scarlett Hadley.

Scarlett Hadley, a student at Girls High School, is representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the World Sailing Youth Championships in Buzios, Brazil this month.

This is the first time a sailor from SVG has been selected to compete in this event, against the best young sailors from all over the World, the SVG Sailing Association said. 

Hadley recently returned to St. Vincent from a successful PanAm Games. 

She is part of the World Sailing Emerging Nations Squad and will spend the first week training with young sailors from other emerging nations.

Scarlett Hadley between races at the recent PanAm Games
Scarlett Hadley between races at the recent PanAm Games.

Hadley has been part of the World Sailing Emerging Nations Program (ENP) since 2020. 

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Her commitment to the programme and to training on and off the water lead to her being selected by World Sailing for the 2023 ENP Youth Squad. 

“The Sailing Association has been working hard to establish pathways to turn talented sailors into international competitors. The ENP is key to this,” the press release said. 

In addition the Sailing Association said it is committed to discovering and developing new talent. 

“Any sailor who is interested in joining the programme should contact their local club coach and check the Association website, www.lovesailing.vc, to find more information on how to get involved in the Performance Pathway.”