Scott takes World Sailing Championships gold

21 September 2014 / 19:02

Giles Scott says he is happy with the course he is on after he added a second world title to his collection at the ISAS Sailing World Championships in Santander.

Scott took the only gold for Great Britain on the final day of competition after going into the Finn finale with a 20 point margin.

And, after sailing a clean race, he finished fourth in the ten-boat medal race and that was enough to add gold to his 2011 title and extended his winning run to nine regattas.

“I'm very happy with the way this week has gone and this season has gone. I feel as if I am on track and just really relieved and happy to have come away with a victory here,” he said.

“The fleet racing went really well. I was able to put together a consistent series which is very good to give yourself a good buffer going into the medal race.

“And the final race for me was very relaxed because I had a very good margin. I just had to get round the course. It gave me a lot of time to reflect and enjoy the race.

“I am really, really happy with where I am at.”

Teammate Ed Wright took the bronze medal after edging out France’s Jonathan Lobert with silver going to Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic of Croatia.

Elsewhere, Olympic silver medallist Stuart Bithell finished third in the men’s 49er with partner John Pink  to improve their final position to sixth while Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth consolidated their seventh place in the standings in the women’s 49er FX event.

“I’d sum it up as a week of learning,” said Ainsworth

“We feel like we’ve got more potential – but there’s a long way to go with two years now until the Games so the fact that we’re in the top ten and often in a place where we can medal just means that we need to learn how to close out the regatta.”

And in the Nacra 17 event Pippa Wilson and John Gimson were unable to make the podium after the pair crashed during the first lap.

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