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Finlay needs help for Olympic dream


By Chris Saunderson


Finlay Tulett, Finlay Tulett Sailing, Sailing, Scottish Royal Yachting Association, Olympics
Finlay Tulett, Finlay Tulett Sailing, Sailing, Scottish Royal Yachting Association, Olympics

SAILING prospect Finlay Tulett is chasing an Olympic dream.

The youngster is hoping to begin training with the British sailing team, who are based in Weymouth, Dorset.

Already, he has finished in the top 20 at the 2018 Junior Topper Worlds in Shenzhen, China.

He has also been a member of the GB Junior Squad for two years, was the winner of the Scottish traveller series 2016/17 and 2017/18 and was crowned third in the UK-wide national series 2017/18.

The Banff Academy pupil is also the youngest member of the Scottish Royal Yachting Association's elite team.

However, he is needing help to keep himself on course for a shot at the Olympics.

Having worked out all the training costs and the cost of boat transport and event entry, he will need to raise around £20,000 each year to stay on the water.

His family have set up a JustGiving page in the hope that the public and businesses will be keen to get behind him.

The address is www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/finlay-tulett and he also has a Facebook page, Finlay Tulett Sailing, where people can find about what he's getting up to in his training both on and off the water and how he does in his events.

The family hope to raise around half of his training and competing costs this way.

One donation already received was £500 from the Mary Salmond Trust.

Farmlay Eggs and Tunnocks are among others to come on board.

Mudhook Sailing Club and Aberdeenshire Sports Council have also provided funding to cover his Scottish development squad training costs.

He said: "I am so grateful to everyone who has been kind enough to donate to my crowd funding page. Thanks to the many Aberdeenshire companies who have offered great advice."



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