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Light winds no issue as British boats thrive at World Cup

April 22, 2013 21:14 pm

Great Britain's Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign made a flying start to their campaign at sailing's ISAF World Cup in Hyeres.

The 49er partnership thrived in the light wind conditions and are one of four British teams to lead the early fleet standings at the six-day regatta.

The one-time European champions won both their races in the competitive class while former Finn world champion Ed Wright, windsurfing world silver medallist Bryony Shaw and Paralympian Megan Pascoe also top their respective tables.

“It was important to get back in the flow of things and just to give ourselves the confidence boost," admitted Sign, who was keen to rebound from a disappointing tenth place in Palma earlier this month. 

"We know we can do it, we just have to pull it together. It’s early stages of the regatta, but it’s just trying to build a momentum for the rest of the regatta, and hopefully the result will look after itself.


“I think we were pretty confident in the breeze and the waves.  We’ve worked on a few things since Palma so I think we’ve just got to go out there, have some fun, swing it round and see what we can do.”

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