Sam Sills

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Talented teenager Sam already has a list of windsurfing achievements longer than many pro’s. His exploits in the youth racing classes place him among the best racers in the world in his age group, with European and World Titles. He has recently stepped up to the RS-X class where a successful career lies ahead, already picking up a superb bronze medal at the RS-X Youth Worlds! 

Sam’s friendly, approachable nature make him a popular face on the race circuit and a hero to the younger generation. With talent that extends well beyond course racing, he competes in slalom to a very high level, speed sails when conditions allow and can be found shredding waves at home on the north Cornish coast whether on a surfboard, S.U.P. board or his new Edge sails and Starboard Quad.

Sam Sills

29 Sep 2014

A day in the life – Sam Sills

Ever wondered what it would be like to walk in someone else’s shoes? Well Solent TV followed British RSX and Tushingham Team rider Sam Sills to see what a normal day entails

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4 Aug 2014

European Championships 2014

Back and settled from Turkey, It was a really special Europeans, good wind, paradise spot and the vibe amongst the sailors was so good too!

Biggest highlight of the week had to be the final race, conditions were 25+ knots, everybody on the edge the whole race, the bare away at the top mark was also pretty epic.. you have so much power and as you bare away and release the outhaul suddenly the whole board accelerates like a rocket! People where wiping out all the time and the race was just so intense! 

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Another big memory was watching my friend crash head on with another guy, both full speed absolutely lit on a broad reach! The noise was like a gunshot! that noise of Carbon breaking is pretty unforgettable,  Thankfully no one got badly hurt and I think they both finished the race! 

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I made the gold fleet, finshed 26th overall from 81. It was pretty inspiring to be racing again with the top guys, the level is so high at the moment and I cant wait now that university is over to put 100% focus in the Olympic team and see where things end up!  

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Big congratulations to my sister Imogen who finsihed 6th in the Youth class! Also a massive thanks to my mum and other sister Saskia who came out for a little holiday and some Cornish support :D! Saskia is currently recovering from illness and so couldnt go on the water unfortunately! 

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Wish everyone a summer of great windsurfing 

Sam 

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2 Jul 2014

RS:X European Championships

SO…. I’m out in Cesme, Turkey with the British Sailing Team.  Conditions are sorching hot and windy!

The level of the all the athletes out here is amazing and to be on the water again is such a good feeling. We have had 2 days racing with wind conditions from between 13 – 20 knots plus, humungus courses! Just to see the windward mark is already tough. I’m currently in 32nd and made the gold fleet, and the forecast looks insane for the finals of the regatta.. it will be a dream come true if the 30 knots winds arrive as predicted.

To be racing with the best guys in the world in extreme conditions is a great honour, I hope the race officer is nuts enough to let us out :P!!!!!

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Coach went bit nuts yeasterday... Squats.. Sprint... Squats.. Sprint, squats sprint.. Squats, sprint... Squats sprint.. Squats sprint...
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NWF! Four 1st places! Night Race, Overall National Racing, Youth racing and the team race! Whoooooohooooooo
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Wicked weekend at the Cardiff extreme rs one event! 3 min races under a hotel with no rules! Absolute kaos!
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Had my First kite board race yesterday. Absolutely nuts. Bit like Rsx in 30knots
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4.2m Tushingham Edge is the best wave sail I've ever used
28 months ago
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Student extreme games comp at Beach Break. 1st master blaster, 1st windSup freestyle, 2nd Freewave...
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Skandia Sail for Gold done and dusted.. Loverly week racing! Absolutely mental final race with gusts up to 42 knots! What an end to Rsx!!
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