VIDEO: Born on the Water:
The inspiring story of Olympic windsurfing hopeful Saskia Sills is told in a new documentary released by the British Sailing Team.
Cornwall’s Sills, 22, is a former world champion at youth level and a key member of the British Sailing Team, with her sights set on representing Britain at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
However, her ride to the top has been anything but smooth – two years ago Sills underwent surgery to her forearms for debilitating compartment syndrome that almost ended her career.
The 15-minute program, called Born on the Water, charts Sills’ life in windsurfing from learning to sail on a lake in Devon with her family to competing in junior competitions alongside h…
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Sentencing for Stanford sailing coach:
The nationwide college bribery scandal known as Operation Varsity Blues, which has led to criminal charges against 50 people, including 33 parents of students seeking admission, brought sailing into the spotlight when Stanford coach John Vandemoer pleaded guilty to his involvement.
Vandemoer is a good guy who has been a long time contributor to the sport, but he made some bad decisions that cost him his job and possibly his freedom. The incident also highlighted flaws in the
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