Weguelin and McIntyre flying at ISAF World Cup

23 April 2014 / 22:00

British sailors Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre dominated their rivals with two race wins moving them into second place overall at the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres.

The 470 duo, in their first regatta since winning the World Cup title in Miami in January, are now just two points off New Zealand's world and Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie.

“For us this week’s just more about getting back into sailing.  We haven’t sailed for quite a long time and so it’s just about keeping our routines simple and building on them – especially with our new coach,” said Weguelin.

“It would be nice to overtake [the Kiwis] obviously, but for us to stay focussed on our goals is more important.”

British team-mates Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign dropped from first to third in men's 49er class after what they described as an 'awful day' while Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth lost the fleet lead in the women's 49er.

World champion windsurfer Nick Dempsey gained ground on the series leaders in the RS:X men’s event and is just two points from the bronze medal position while in the Nacra 17 event, world silver medallists Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond slipped to fifth after a tough three races.

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