Hannah Bristow


Date of birth: 4 August 1998
Birth place: Macclesfield, Cheshire
Home town: Macclesfield, Cheshire

Emily Covell


Date of birth: 15 July 1999
Birth place: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Home town: Emsworth, Hampshire

Hannah Bristow and Emily Covell have made the step up on the Olympic pathway from the youth 29er to the senior 49erFX fleet, and both have pedigree in international racing to take them forward.

Bristow already holds a world title when she claimed the RS Feva Worlds in 2013 while Covell’s father Mark has an Olympic silver medal to his name from the Sydney 2000 Games. Together the pair have represented Great Britain at the 2016 Youth Worlds finishing fifth in a very competitive 29er fleet.

Away from the water both girls are currently studying for degrees with Bristow reading History at Southampton and Covell studying Sports Therapy at Bournemouth University.