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Scott continues winning run with another World Cup victory

April 5, 2014 20:40 pm

Giles Scott continued his unbeaten run as he defended his Finn class title at sailing's ISAF World Cup in Majorca.

The former world and European champion hasn't lost since he returned to Olympic sailing, after a spell racing in the America's Cup, last October.

And his Princess Sofia Trophy win secured a back-to-back World Cup victory, following success in Miami earlier this year.

“I’m very happy – I can’t complain," said Scott, who is targeting another world title in Santander later this year.

"I do feel there’s still a lot to work on.  I’m pretty happy with where I am on the heavy weather sailing but there are a few little things I need to amend for the lighter stuff I think.

“I’ve sailed very consistently and certainly have had the most consistent series out of anyone in the fleet, which I think is very positive so there’s a lot to build on.”

Four other British sailors made the podium with bronze medal performances.

Chloe Martin won her first World Cup medal in the Laser Radial fleet, Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark took third in the women's 470, Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth won bronze in the 49erFX women's skiff and European champions Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign took the same medal in the men's 49er.

“Importantly for us it was just about seeing where we were within the fleet, to see what the fleet had been up to over the winter and where we fitted in with that,” said Clark.

“I think we’ve come away from here quite happy about the winter programme that we put together and knowing the gains to go forward with in the few months before the big regattas.”

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