Scott poised to strike at ISAF World Cup

04 April 2014 / 22:34

Giles Scott is in pole position to strike gold at the ISAF World Cup ahead of the decisive medal races in Majorca.

The former world and European Finn champion is one of 15 British boats to qualify for the final ten boat medal races in ten Olympic classes.

No racing was possible in the Finn fleet on Friday, meaning Scott carries on eight point lead over France's Thomas Le Breton into the concluding race.

Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign are the pick of three British boats in the 49er finale in third place, the same position occupied by team-mates Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth in the women's 49erFX.

Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark will battle it out for bronze in the 470 women’s event.  

They’re poised in third overall, with France’s Camille Lecointre and Helene Defrance and New Zealand's world and Olympic Champions Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie set to duel for the gold as the two boats enjoy an unassailable lead over the rest of the fleet.

French windsurfer Charline Picon already has gold in the bag but Great Britain's Bryony Shaw will be one of four sailors fighting it out for the remaining two podium spots.

And there’ll be a tight battle for bronze in the Nacra 17 event, with Britain’s world silver medallist Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond looking to secure a podium finish in the new multihull class.

Meanwhile, Great Britain's Helena Lucas and Megan Pascoe claimed the two top steps of the podium in the Paralympic 2.4mR class.

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