Business time for Scott at Finn Gold Cup

Written by 19th December 2019 Featured-post, World Championships

EVENT: Finn Gold Cup (16-21 December)

VENUE: Melbourne, Australia

HEADLINES:

  • Action resumes on day 4 after 40-degree heat puts paid to third day
  • Giles Scott (above) up to second with two days remaining
  • Reigning Olympic and European champ Scott disqualified from opening race – but result overturned after evidence proves he was wrongly identified
  • Both Scott and team mate Ed Wright bank race wins
  • Wright (below) moves up to 13th overall
  • Henry Wetherell down one place to 26th
  • Last day of fleet racing on Friday; regatta concludes with double points medal race for top 10 on Saturday

RESULTS:

All results will be published here

WHAT THEY SAID:

Ed Wright, 42, Bournemouth, Dorset:

“When we went out today we had eight to ten knots, then ten minutes before the start it got up to about 15 knots. There was a real scramble for people to change settings but we got away on time and I was able to win the first race. I got off the line, held my lane and extended from there. It was a nice feeling.

“The second race wasn’t so easy, and then in the last race I was fifth at the top mark when my mainsheet jumped out of the block. I capsized but still managed to pull through. Not a bad day after all that.”

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Ed Wright on his way to a race win on day 4.

Ed Wright on his way to a race win on day 4. © Robert Deaves