Seven Palma World Cup golds for British sailors

Palma World Cup golds for Alison Young and Giles Scott topped the seven-medal haul for Britain’s sailors at the conclusion of the Princess Sofia Trophy in Mallorca yesterday.

Steely performances from established campaigners Young in the Laser Radial event and the 2011 World Champion Scott on his return to the heavyweight Finn class from America’s Cup training with the Italian Luna Rossa team, were underpinned by some good British results at the first European World Cup event of the 2013 season.

The scratch pairing of Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre claimed silver in the 470 women’s event, while Dave Evans and Ed Powys recorded their first World Cup podium finish, with a bronze in the 49er event.

After 2.4mR Paralympic sailor Megan Pascoe kicked off the medal tally for Britain with silver on Friday, it was Young, who scored her first World Cup win in Weymouth last June, who was the first to add to it. Under the new scoring format being trialled at this regatta, there were two double-points medal races for the majority of the Olympic classes.

Giles Scott deployed match racing tactics at the start of the final Finn race to beat Dutchman Pieter Jan Postma, who had narrowed Scott’s lead to just one point after the first of the two medal races.

The two Finn medal races were each won by Brits, with Mark Andrews winning the first and Andrew Mills then second to end their regattas in sixth and fifth respectively.

 

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