Boat race target for Alex
A PERTH student with an ambition to join the Royal Air Force has his sights firmly set not on the sky but on the water.
Alex Ralston, 20, hopes to represent the University of Aberdeen in the 22nd annual Aberdeen Boat Race next month. If chosen, cox Alex and his fellow rowers in the mixed eight crew will compete in the 3.5km race on the River Dee.
Alex (above), who’s studying geology and petroleum geology at Aberdeen, said: “Flying a plane is one of the best feelings in the world. My grandfather was in the air force, so it’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to become a pilot.
“There are similarities between being out on the water and up in the air. There’s a real emphasis on teamwork in both disciplines.”