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6 July 2011, 12:12 pm
Blanca Manchon Remembers Her ISAF Youth Worlds Experience
Blanca Manchon At The 2003 ISAF Youth Worlds
Blanca Manchon At The 2003 ISAF Youth Worlds

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2011
Zadar, Croatia

Blanca Manchon moved swiftly from the ISAF Youth Worlds to the Athens 2004 Olympic Sailing Competition where she placed eighth in the Mistral.
The ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year sailed at the 2002 ISAF Youth Worlds in Lunenburg, Canada coming second and one year later she finished third in Madeira, Portugal before heading to the Olympic Games in 2004.

Following her Olympic experience she returned to the ISAF Youth Worlds in Busan, Korea claiming gold ahead of Anne Sophie Le Page (FRA) and Laura Linares (ITA).

On her experiences at the ISAF Youth Worlds Manchon said, "I enjoyed the ISAF Youth Worlds a lot. It was really nice with everyone together. The people and organisation was amazing."

For many of the ISAF Youth Worlds competitors they walk away with memories that last them a lifetime, Manchon added, "A big wave came when we were there, it was like a mini tsunami. I was really happy because all the boats went up and down and I remember it was good experience."

And when it comes to advice for the 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds sailors Manchon said, "Just go and enjoy the sailing and have a lot of fun on the water."

Watch a full interview with Blanca Manchon here as she talks about her experiences of sailing at the ISAF Youth Worlds, what it has taught her and her words of advice for the 2011 athletes.

Sailing begins on Saturday 9 July with 12 races scheduled until Friday 15 July.

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