Alec Anderson to return home to train for Rio 2016

chrisalecscotlandThe Virgin Islands’ Alec Anderson is wrapping up his college sailing career this weekend at the ICSA Nationals in St. Petersburg, Florida and is expected to return to the Territory shortly to begin his 2016 Olympics campaign.

The three-day Inter-Collegiate Nationals features individual competition and team competition.

Anderson is expected to compete on the ‘Flying Juniors’, representing Roger Williams University.  He is seeking another All American title to make it a 4th year in a row.

Once Alec finishes up in St. Petersburg, he’ll be on his way back to the BVI to start training on a 49er with his partner, Chris Brockbank, preparing for the Florida Nationals this summer and ultimately starting their 2016 Olympic Campaign to go to Rio.

Anderson recently copped the All-New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Sailor of the Year award.  He also received the senior trophy and garnered a place as All-Neisa First Team Skipper.

Anderson’s accomplishments were among a slew of awards bagged by Hawks, who also had Alyssa Siefert chosen as All-Neisa First Team Crew.

He also recently collected his Bachelor’s Degree of International Business from Roger Williams University.