Sydney Uni Elite Athlete, Sasha Ryan has returned from Europe ranked 15th in the world after competing in two sailing events in the International Womens 470 Class.

As part of the Amelia Catt crew from Tasmania, Ryan first took on the ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth held in Portland, UK, where she finished 13th.

From there, Ryan travelled to Aarhus, Denmark for the 470 European Championship, finishing in 20th place.

Closer to home, Ryan showed her versatility as skipper of a Melges 24 at the RPAYC Midwinter One Design Regatta where the team came away with the win.

Ryan enjoyed the opportunity to experiment with a different vessel. 

“This boat is pretty different to the 470 so it was a lot of fun to sail!” said Ryan. 

Continuing her international campaign towards Rio, Ryan is now preparing for the 470 World Championship to be held in Haifa, Israel in October. This event will be her next chance to qualify with Australia to compete in the Womens 470 Class at the 2016 Olympic Games.