Saskia Clark

Saskia Clark

Date of birth:
23 August 1979
Star sign:
Leo
Place of Birth:
Colchester, Essex
Current Hometown:
Weymouth
Nickname:
Sas
Race class:
470 (Women)

First boat sailed and where?

Blue Peter dinghy, West Mersea

Who got you into sailing?

Dad

Favourite boat?

My first wooden Optimist called Bumblebee with yellow and black stripes. 

Your worst moment in sailing?

North Sea Race 1997, it was my first offshore race and very windy. I was sitting on the side, seasick in my dinghy hi fits and spray top - nice one!

Best sailing venue in the UK?

Mucking around in the creeks at home

Best sailing venue in the World?

Sydney Harbour

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book?

Keeping up to date with the changes is hard, I still roll around with some pretty retro takes on some situations.

If you weren’t a professional sailor what else would you be?

I've done a few stints of work experience in the marketing world and have enjoyed the mix of creative work and competition at winning contracts!

How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?

Wanting it more than the next person.

Football club you support?

Norwich City FC

Do you follow any other sports?

I enjoy watching most other sports, particularly the Winter Olympics, tennis and the cycling.

Any heroes?

Right now, Bradley Wiggins. 

What other sports do you play?

Would like to say that I can play most sports but rarely do. Enjoy windsurfing and have tried a bit of kitesurfing and of course we have our annual two week tennis keenness spurred on by Wimbledon.

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it?

I would love to go on a trip through South America, along the Andes and Amazon.

Worst habit?

I can be stubborn, which has its ups and downs!

If you were a pantomime character – who would it be?

The Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, similar hair!  

If you had a theme song – what would it be?

Here comes the Hotstepper, Ini Kamoze.

Favourite reality show?

Property Ladder.

Name three things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Breakfast cereal, Twinnings tea, lemon and raisin pancakes

What was the last book you read?

Shantaram

What makes you angry?

Parking tickets

Dream holiday?

Skiing with family and friends in an amazing chalet on the piste.

What's better about sailing than football?

Many things! 

Where do you keep your Olympic medals?

In a comedy sock.

Date Event Class Position
Aug 16 Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition 470 (Women) 1
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 470 (Women) 1
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 470 (Women) 1
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 470 (Women) 1
Apr 16 Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Women) 1
Feb 16 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 15
Oct 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 470 (Women) 1
Oct 15 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 2
Aug 15 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 (Rio 2016 Test Event) 470 (Women) 2
Jun 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland 470 (Women) 1
Apr 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 470 (Women) 4
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Women) 3
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 470 (Women) 2
Sep 14 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Women) 3
Aug 14 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014 (Rio 2016 Test Event) 470 (Women) 2
Jul 14 Open 470 European Championships 470 (Women) 2
Mar 14 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 470 (Women) 3
Dec 13 Semana Olimpica Canaria De Vela 470 (Women) 1
Sep 13 2013 ISAF Sailing World Championships Test Event 470 (Women) 1
Jul 13 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 12
Jul 12 London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition 470 (Women) 2
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 3
May 12 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 1
Mar 12 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Women) 10
Jan 12 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Women) 2
Dec 11 Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Women) 2
Jul 11 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011 470 (Women) 2
Jun 11 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 2
Jun 11 Open Europeans in Olympic Sailing Classes 470 (Women) 4
Apr 11 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Women) 13
Apr 11 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Women) 2
Jan 11 470 North American Championships 470 (Women) 11
Jan 11 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Women) 10
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 24
Aug 10 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 14
Jul 10 Delta Lloyd - 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 5
Jun 10 Kieler Woche (Olympic Classes 19 - 23 June) 470 (Women) 1
May 10 Delta Lloyd Regatta 470 (Women) 17
Apr 10 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Women) 13
Jan 10 US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR 470 (Women) 13
Sep 09 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 3
Aug 09 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 7
Jun 09 470 European Championships 470 (Women) 13
May 09 Delta Lloyd Regatta 470 (Women) 9
Apr 09 Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE 470 (Women) 5
Apr 09 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Women) 14
Aug 08 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Sailing Competition 470 (Women) 6
May 08 Delta Lloyd Regatta (formerly Holland Regatta) 470 (Women) 4
Apr 08 Semaine Olympique Francaise 470 (Women) 6
Mar 08 HRH Princess Sofia Trophy 470 (Women) 3
Jan 08 Sail Melbourne International Regatta Olympic & Invited Classes 470 (Women) 11
Jan 08 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 7
Sep 07 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 470 (Women) 1
Jun 07 ISAF Sailing World Championships 470 (Women) 3
Sep 06 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 6
Aug 05 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 2
May 00 470 World Championships 470 (Women) 35



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