Scott dominates rivals at ISAF Sailing World Cup

26 April 2015 / 17:16

Great Britain's Giles Scott claimed gold in style at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres.

The reigning world champion enjoyed a commanding 19 point lead over his rivals in the Finn fleet coming into the final race and only needed to complete the course without being disqualified to win the regatta overall.

But Scott didn't hold back, claiming the final race while team-mate Ed Wright took bronze.

“It really wasn’t an easy win," he insisted. "The conditions this week have been tricky and shifty and it’s been a real test of nerve.  It’s been really high scoring, so to come away and be the most consistent out there was for sure very rewarding.

“I was beaten here a couple of years ago by Andrew Mills, who’s now retired, so to be able to come here and right that is really nice and a great feeling."

Elsewhere, Britain claimed two other medals with Nick Thompson taking silver in the Laser and Luke Patience and Elliot Willis claiming bronze in the men's 470 class.

“The emotion for me right now is pretty positive," said Thompson.  

"Last year was a lot of bronze medals, certainly this year is looking a lot more silvers, and hopefully the next few events and next year will be golds."

However, there was disappointment for Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark who’d harboured hopes of medal-winning finish to their week but ended up in fourth place in the 470 Women’s event.  

The Olympic silver medallists were just a point from the podium and two points from the silver medal position after a tight final race in the women’s double-handed class.

Elsewhere, Nacra 17 pairing Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves finished in fifth place, the same position secured by Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign in the men's 49er.

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