McIntyre and Weguelin happy with progress in Hyeres

25 April 2014 / 10:38

Eilidh McIntyre remains upbeat as her and Sophie Weguelin go in pursuit of a podium finish at the final ISAF Sailing World Cup of the season in Hyeres.

McIntyre and Weguelin collected a race win and a seventh on Thursday and trail Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie by two points in the women’s 470 class.

The medal races are scheduled for Saturday in Hyeres and McIntyre insists she and Weguelin are happy with their progress so far in the south of France.

“It was quite a similar day to yesterday – a bit harder and a few more shifts to play,” said McIntyre. “We didn’t get off the start line very well, so we made our lives quite hard, and we should have done better in the last race, so that was a bit frustrating. 

“But overall we’re pretty pleased – we had a good day.”

Elsewhere Nick Thompson is sixth in the Laser fleet and Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond are fifth in the Nacra 17, a class new to the Olympic programme for Rio 2016.

Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign are eighth in the 49er while John Pink and Stuart Bithell are sixth and Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth are fourth in the 49erFX.

Luke Patience and Elliot Willis are eighth in the men’s 470 – windsurfer Nick Dempsey in the same place in the RS:X class.

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