British sailors lining up medal charge at ISAF World Cup

13 June 2015 / 19:00

Izzy Hamilton and Nick Dempsey will look to land a British windsurfing double at the ISAF World Cup.

The pair lead their fleets heading into Sunday's decisive medal races but know it's all to play for after a week of fickle and changeable conditions in Weymouth.

Double Olympic medallist Dempsey leads British training partner Tom Squires while Hamilton enjoys a two-point advantage over her nearest rivals, who include fourth placed Bryony Shaw, who won Olympic bronze for Team GB in Beijing.

“We will have some different conditions again for the medal race and I will have a look at the points and do whatever it is necessary to win,” said Dempsey.

“I’m feeling good. At my last World Cup event in France I didn’t sail so well, so in the last six weeks I have trained hard.  It’s nice that it has all come together.”

World champion Giles Scott also leads his Finn fleet after a second and two firsts extended his lead over New Zealand's Josh Junior to six points.

And British team-mates Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are locked in a close battle in the women's 470 fleet with Kiwi pairing Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, who pipped them to gold at London 2012.

“This situation is slightly different to the Olympics as we have other people in the hunt behind so it’s going to be a tricky one,” said Mills.

“We are going to have a think about what we are going to do and what we want to get out of the race for the future."

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