Silver lining for GB

07 April 2012 / 19:28

Great Britain remain on top of the European World Cup medal table after a successful final day of the Palma World Cup regatta.

Paul Goodison and the duo of Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson were responsible, with the reigning Olympic champions in the Laser and Star classes both finishing in the silver medal positions on a windy day.

Their haul adds to the medals already won this weekend, with Ben Ainslie having taken gold with a day to spare and Helena Lucas securing a silver of her own.

"Winner Simon Grotelueschen just got across me on the first cross and from there on he did a pretty good job of taking me on and just keeping me behind him," Goodison said.

Percy and Simpson missed out on gold by the narrowest of margins to Brazil's Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada.

They lost by a point and Percy said: "You never like to lose, not by a point and not when the last wave cost us the regatta, but it's fine.

"It's the first event of the season, and I think winning would have been flattering of where we are at. We've got a lot of work to do and losing the regatta helps you realise that, and I think at this time of the year that's important."

Elsewhere, Andrew Cook missed out on a bronze in the Finn class, while the same fate befell Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark in the 470 women's race.