Brits ascend leaderboard at Finn Gold Cup

Written by 17th December 2019 Featured-post, World Championships

EVENT: Finn Gold Cup (16-21 December)

VENUE: Melbourne, Australia

HEADLINES:

  • Two more races for the Finn Gold Cup fleet taking total competed to four
  • Reigning Olympic and European champion Giles Scott up to fifth
  • Scott’s two fourth-place finishes moves him to within three points of 3rd
  • A third in race four jumps Ed Wright from 34th overall to 21st
  • Henry Wetherell up two places to 25th
  • Two races scheduled each day; regatta concludes on Saturday
Giles Scott in action on day 2 of the 2019 Finn Gold Cup. © Robert Deaves

Giles Scott in action on day 2 of the 2019 Finn Gold Cup. © Robert Deaves

RESULTS:

All results will be published here

WHAT THEY SAID:

Giles Scott, 32, Huntingdon, Cambs:

“The forecast here is so difficult to predict – the chat in the boat park was for a 15-knot sea breeze but it didn’t come to fruition. We had a pretty soft six or seven knots in the first race and about eight in the second. I was a bit more consistent today which was good.

“The Kiwis have been very consistent so far – they’ve been good for a long time and they’ve got a good thing going on. But I’ve come to this world championships to try to win. I try to beat everyone and they’re no different.

“We’ve got a lot of heat coming over the next few days – we could have 40 degrees tomorrow. I don’t know what that means for the sea breeze. It’ll be a tough day tomorrow if that weather does come through.”

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