Continuing Success for Saskia and Imogen Sills

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By VAllen2012 | Thursday, November 15, 2012, 13:29

Celebrations for Tavistock College's young windsurfing sisters, with Imogen and Saskia Sills both claiming podium honours at the RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships in Penghu, Chinese Taipei (21-27 October).

The pair earned two hard-fought medals for RYA Volvo Team GBR after six days of tough competition at Shili Beach, with the 16-year-old Saskia taking the Under 17 world title in addition to overall silver at the Under 19 event.

Imogen, also competing at the Youth Worlds event, finished seventh overall and picked up bronze in the Under 17 Championship.

RYA Volvo Team GBR RS:X coach Oli Woodcock was pleased with his charges' efforts.


"We're really happy with how the event went – the guys all performed brilliantly, not only making the podium but also learning a huge amount from the week. It was building up to be a really high wind regatta, sort of 20-25 knots and gusting up to 50 at times in the days beforehand, which is apparently normal for this time of year!"

"Saskia's had an awesome first season in the RS:X," Woodcock explained. "She sailed really well this week, but just made a few too many mistakes this time to clinch the overall win. She's a little bit gutted to have missed out on another gold here, but she's really mature for her age and will learn from those mistakes and come back stronger next year. It's a great result for Imogen as well, who was sailing her first event as a full member of the RYA Volvo Team GBR RS:X Youth squad."

Congratulations Saskia and Imogen, another outstanding result.

Mrs Doyle

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