Vital statistics

Name Saskia Clark

Date of birth: August 23 1979

Star sign: Leo

Place of birth: Colchester, Essex

Current hometown: Weymouth

Nickname: Sas

First boat sailed and where? Blue Peter dinghy, West Mersea

Who got you into sailing? Dad

Favourite boat? My first Oppy (Optimist dinghy) called Bumblebee with yellow and black stripes!

Your worst moment in sailing? North Sea Race when it was the windiest race in 30 years or something and I was sitting on the side in my dinghy hi fits – nice one!

Best sailing venue in the UK? Mucking around in the creeks at home

Best sailing venue in the World? Sydney Harbour

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book? The one that says I’m not always right…

If you weren’t a professional sailor what else would you be? See pantomime question below, the acting world is missing out!

How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor? Realistic planning and honest reviews to progress

Football club you support? Norwich City FC

Do you follow any other sports? Into most sports, enjoy watching the Winter Olympics and I like following the Tour de France in the summer. I’m currently managing my Fantasy 6 Nations team

Any heroes? Bananaman because he was just an ordinary boy before he ate a banana!

What other sports do you play? Would like to say that I can play most sports but rarely do. Enjoy windsurfing and have tried a bit of kitesurfing and of course we have our annual two-week tennis keenness spurred on by Wimbledon.

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it? Would love to go on a trip through South America and along the Amazon.

Worst habit? Stubborness

If you were a pantomime character who would it be? I’ll stick with my Oscar-winning portrayal of the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, circa 1987 in my junior school production. We also have quite similar hair!

If you had a theme song what would it be? Here comes the Hotstepper, Ini Kamoze

Favourite reality show? Property Ladder, is that a reality show?

Name three things that are always in your shopping trolley? Breakfast cereal, Houmus, lemon and raisin pancakes

What was the last book you read? The 5 people you meet in heaven

What makes you angry? Parking tickets

Dream holiday? Either skiing or windsurfing somewhere hot!

What’s better about sailing than football? Generally better venues! The people aren’t all prima donnas!