Scott wins Sail for Gold early to continue his dominance

06 June 2014 / 11:31

Giles Scott maintained his unbeaten run since returning to full-time Olympic classes sailing at the Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth but he’s adamant improvements can still be made.

Scott, who narrowly missed out on selection for the Finn for the London 2012 Olympic Games to Sir Ben Ainslie, claimed victory with a day to spare at Sail for Gold.

That kept Scott’s winning streak since returning back permanently to the Finn in September going having won the European Championship title in similar fashion in La Rochelle last month.

Scott had won ten of 14 races prior to the last day medal showdown while Olympic silver medallist Luke Patience and partner in the 470 Elliott Willis were also early winners in Weymouth.

And Scott, who won the Finn Gold Cup in December 2011, months after confirmation that Ainslie would sail at London 2012, admits he’ll need to get better to win this year’s World Championships in Santander in September.

“It’s good to win Sail for Gold for sure, to win any regatta is always a great achievement,” said Scott. “It’s been good to get out there on home water and do some good quality racing.

“I’m always trying to improve and get better and I still feel there are things I need to do to get better.

“So far I have managed to win the regattas but there has certainly been some close calls in there so it’s by no means a time to rest up that’s for sure.”

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