Saskia Sills

Saskia Sills

Date of birth:
24 July 1996
Star sign:
Place of Birth:
Current Hometown:
Launceston, Cornwall
Sask, Sas or Saski
Race class:
RSX (Women)
First boat sailed and where?
Hi-Fly board with a lody sail at Roadford Lake

Who got you into sailing?
My Brother

Favourite windsurfer?
RS:X or starboard isonic !

Biggest influence in your career to date?
My brother Sam Sills

Your worst moment in sailing?
Going into the final race of the 2009 Worlds on joint points for 1st with my twin sister Imogen. Either way it went the feelings would have been the same. We are cool with it now... we always seem to go into final races on joint points.

Your best moment in sailing?
Winning the 2012 ISAF Youth World's in Dublin and seeing Imi, my twin sister, win the 2013 EUROSAF Youth Europeans in Portugal.

Best sailing venue in the UK?
Hayling Island SC or St Mawes in Cornwall

Best sailing venue in the World?
San Francisco Bay!!!

If you weren’t a professional sailor what else would you be?
Still working that bit out!! But probably working on my plan B

How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?
Follow the RYA Racing programmes and always find fun in the sport

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing?
Seeing my friends and getting to the beach to surf or SUP

Do you follow any other sports?
I am learning to understand tennis!

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

Most expensive sailing accident?
Moving onto RS:X...

Any heroes?
My brother Sam, Sarah Ayton and Ben Ainslie

What other sports do you play?
I try to play netball and tennis

Worst habit?
Dropping phones and iPods which then break!

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?
Growing apart from my twin sister Imogen!!!

Favourite reality show?
The Voice

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it?
Travel the world for a few years with my close friends visiting tiny islands and experiencing totally different cultures

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?
That would be telling...

If you had a theme song what would it be?
Written in the stars – Tinie Tempah

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?
Red Milk, Blueberries and Cereal

What was the last book you read?
One Day by David Nicholls

Dream holiday?
Sailing and windsurfing on a deserted island with white sand, blue water and cool sea life! It also has to be sunny and hot! I don’t like being cold

Date Event Class Position
Apr 17 Trofeo Princesa Sofía RSX (Women) 48
Jul 16 RS:X European Championships RSX (Women) 25
Jun 16 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland RSX (Women) 8
May 16 Delta Lloyd Regatta RSX (Women) 24
Mar 16 Trofeo Princesa Sofía RSX (Women) 33
Jun 15 RS:X European Championships RSX (Women) 39
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy RSX (Women) 33
Jan 15 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami RSX (Women) 24
Oct 13 Enel - RS:X Youth World Championships RSX (Women) 15
Jul 13 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship RSX (Women) 6
Jun 13 Sail for Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 3
Apr 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres RSX (Women) 26
Oct 12 RS:X Youth World Championships RSX (Women) 2
Jul 12 FSP ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship RSX (Women) 1
Jun 12 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta RSX (Women) 32

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