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Windsurfing: Saskia Sills loses World Youth title

July 22, 2013

Cornish windsurfer Saskia Sills finished sixth at the ISAF World Youth Championships in Cyprus, to relinquish the title she won in Dublin last year.

The 16 year old experienced mixed fortunes during the girls’ RSX event, with an unfortunate incident at the start of race where she recorded an OCS (On Course Side), meaning she did not properly start the race and was penalised heavily.

“It was a really tough week of racing for me,” Saskia said afterwards. “I hadn’t been feeling great and was quite poorly at the beginning of the week so struggled at times to keep the results consistent.

“I haven’t finished off the podium at a regatta since 2010 so I’m really disappointed to be honest, but everyone needs it every once in a while.

“And this has definitely made me hungrier and more determined to come back next year and give it another go.

“I still learnt a lot competing in such a strong, competitive youth fleet during the week so I’m actually feeling happy about the event.”

Afterwards Saskia wrote on her Twitter page, “Finished 6th at the #isafyouthworlds. Hardest competition ive ever done, being ill didnt help…! Congratulations to the girls at the top!!”

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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