Open 470 European Championships
30 Jun 15
Race day 1 at the 2015 470 European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark got underway with sun, clouds and a shifty breeze.
International 470 Class
|Date of Birth||24 July 1996|
|Place of Birth||Plymouth, England|
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Inspired to take up sailing by her older brother, Saskia Sills took to windsurfing like a duck to water and has impressed on the international scene.
At her first international regatta in 2009 Sills took her inaugural world crown, the Techno 293 Under-15 World Championship at just 13-years-old. Two years later the rising starlet of windsurfing added the Under-17 title to her list of achievements.
In 2012 Sills moved up into the RS:X where unprecedented success has continued to follow her every step of the way. At only her second international RS:X regatta Sills won Under-17 gold at the RS:X European Championship and bronze overall, aged just 15.
Less than two weeks later the Brit took to Dublin Bay, Ireland for the 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. As the second youngest sailor in the fleet and in amongst the defending champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist the Brit could not be touched. She came out of the blocks flying and double bullets on the opening day sent out a message to the 23-boat fleet. As the week progressed her rivals were left in her wake as she sealed a comprehensive victory.
Gold medal - ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, Dun Laoghaire, IRL - July 2012
1 - EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship, August 2012
3 - RS:X Youth European Championship - girl's overall - July 2012
1 U17 - RS:X Youth European Championship - July 2012
32 - Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta, Weymouth and Portland, GBR - June 2012
1 girl (4th overall) - RYA Youth Nationals, Pwllheli, GBR - April 2012
Ben Ainslie or Sarah Ayton.