As Australia were crowned Season 2 Champions last month, beating Japan and the United States in the SailGP Grand Final, one lucky young sailor was given the experience of a lifetime at the Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix in San Francisco.
Hamza Al Ali joined SailGP for a remarkable educational opportunity in the Bay Area, learning various skills from the SailGP Events team, and also gaining sailing experience alongside some of the best athletes in the world.
Taking in a foiling experience, plus spending time with the tech department, race management and our teams, Hamza got to absorb all that SailGP's Inspire program has to offer.
Hamza, who came through the Mubadala Excellence Program to be selected for his trip to San Francisco, was even treated to watching the last day of racing - and the Championship-deciding Grand Final - from the sell-out race village!
"The races that took place this week were incredible," said Hamza. "I'd say it has given me strength and hope to become a better athlete in the future."
You can watch the best bits of Hamza's SailGP experience, below...