Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tiday, 49erFX. Photo: Brian Carlin


The Federation caught up with Irish Sailor, Saskia Tidey recently. Saskia is relatively new to the Olympic campaign circuit and is hoping to qualify the nation in the 49erFX class this September in Spain. Check out how it went below.


Q1. What is your daily routine when you are training?

I always start the day with a massive breakfast! Our training sessions on the water are usually 3 – 3.5 hours long which we then debrief about when we come back ashore. I usually take an hour or two off to refuel before my gym session in the evening. After dinner I prep all my food for the next day of training and pack my bags.


Q2. What are your three most prized possessions?

Three things which I could not campaign without would be:

1)      Cooking Utensils, spices, baking products and recipe book.

2)      My toothe brush (panic when I can’t find that!)

3)      My Nike runners


Q3. If you could invite 3 people to dinner – who would they be and why?

Alanna Blanchard, Maria Sharapova, Lindsey Vonn – All  of these women are incredible athletes. I would say they are three of my favorte sports people. It would be really exciting to meet each one and know more about their life as a full time athlete.


Q4. What do you enjoy outside of sport?

I really enjoy being out in the fresh air. In sailing you’re not only competeting against your opposition but with the elements as well. But it’s a very rewarding feeling to come home after spending all day outside and sit down on a sofa with a cup of tea!


Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey, 49erFX. Photo: Brian Carlin

Saskia out on the water


Q5. What’s your favourite film?

It would have to be ‘Never Back Down’


Q6. Any phobias?

Terrified of insects!


Q7. Do you have a sporting hero?

If I were to pick one, Lindsey Vonn Professional Skiier


Q8. Favourite actor or actress?

Blake Lively


Q9. Where would you like to go on holidays – but you can’t have been there before?

I would love to go to the Maldeves. My dream holiday is to spend all day on white beaches and in the sea!



Saskia chose the Maldives as a place to visit!


Q10. Any pets?

Two Yello Labradors called Flora and Bella. Im a big doggie fan! I rarely walk by a dog and don’t say ‘awwwww’.


Q11. If you could have a superpower what would it be and why?

Flying Powers – It would be awsome to be able to fly instead of taking transport!



Q12. Favourite restaurant?

Hartley’s  Restaurant – Dun Laoghaire, Dublin


Q13. What three things would you bring to a desert island?



More Food


Q14. If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be and why?

Richard Branson – He seems like an awsome guy!



Richard Branson – “an awesome guy!”


Q15. What’s your favourite TV series?

The Good Wife



Quick Fire Questions:

Twitter or Facebook – Facebook

Movie or TV – Movie

Chinese or Indian – Indian

Early Night In or Late Night Out – Early Night In

Text or Whatsapp – Text

Coke or Pepsi – Neither

Crisps or Chocolate – Chocolate

Swimming pool or Sea – Sea

Music Festival or Comedy Gig – Music Festival