SAILING: Stylish finish for champion Scott

FINN’S FINEST: Giles Scott, centre, on the podium with Vasilij Zbogar, left, and Bournemouth’s Ed Wright

FINN’S FINEST: Giles Scott, centre, on the podium with Vasilij Zbogar, left, and Bournemouth’s Ed Wright

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GILES Scott, seemingly not content with his unassailable lead heading into the final day, finished his regatta off in style with another race win.

This was the Portland-based sailor’s seventh from 11 races – in the double-points medal race to extend his final winning margin to a whopping 50 points over 2013 European champion Vasilij Zbogar.

“I thought there was a bit less tide on the right, so I went that way upwind, managed to cross the fleet and round in front of everyone,” explained the 26-year-old European champion of his medal race approach.

“I then kind of stayed the same speed as the guys in second and third. It remained quite close and then Thomas Le Breton had a bit of a surge down the last run and we evened out and I just got him on the line.

“There were big choppy waves and there wasn’t much speed difference to be had. It was very close racing as medal racing should be.

“I have had a good 24 hours for it to settle in now,” said Scott of his event victory, “but I am very happy with how things are going at the moment and where I am at, and now I’m looking ahead to the bigger events later in the season.

“We have some training to do in the UK, and trips to Santander and Rio lined up.”

Meanwhile, Ed Wright made it a double podium celebration for Great Britain at the close of the championships on Saturday, claiming bronze on a breezy final day in La Rochelle.

Wright’s medal comes in addition to Scott’s convincing event victory a day ahead of time on Friday, and ensures a second straight Europeans podium finish for the Bournemouth sailor, who claimed silver at the same event last year.

It was so nearly silver again for Wright, who needed just one more boat between him and Zbogar in Saturday’s 10-boat finale to make the higher step of the podium.

But amid wet, windy and choppy conditions of 18-20 knots, Wright had to settle for sixth place in the medal race to Zbogar’s ninth to finish just one point behind the Slovenian on the leaderboard.

Andrew Mills was also in medal race action for the British Sailing Team, where he consolidated his overall sixth place.

In the Junior European Championships, which ran concurrently for under 22-year-old sailors, Emsworth’s Peter McCoy finished as the fourth-placed Junior sailor (second European Junior) behind Australia’s Jake Lilley, reigning world champion Jorge Zarif of Brazil, and Norway’s Anders Pedersen.

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9:34am Tue 10 Jun 14

eratus piggott poem. says...

smells like someone has been using the fishermans friend to suck. which reminds me old toilet mouth gypojoe the resident gobbler on the free toilet paper who'l do anything for a pint as long as theres a car park at the back of the boozer he'l swop a gobble for a pint any day as long as turkey gobble is good for a erastus piggott stew!!!!!
joe mushed up again predicting who could be allowed to join the kipper party and was sniffing around old nigels pub the blacksmiths arms in orpington area and finding some free toilet papers the newshopper on the bar. unread not wanted. and i heard some joker has put one of those little signs you see in restaurants on tables. no not the reserved ones. but a little sign saying "free toilet paper" on top of the newshoppers ive seen this on facebook so some jokers are cashing in on the fact that cudham is near orpington and old dentist dodger gypojoe pretending to be a real life gypsy from orpington. but really an old dentist dodger with smelly breath who never goes on holiday has nothing in common with anyone. not unless you have extremly bad breath and appalling personal hygiene! lol what joe dont know is that when you step outside the door into the real wide world anyone can take pictures of you! lol those teeth! lmao
smells like someone has been using the fishermans friend to suck. which reminds me old toilet mouth gypojoe the resident gobbler on the free toilet paper who'l do anything for a pint as long as theres a car park at the back of the boozer he'l swop a gobble for a pint any day as long as turkey gobble is good for a erastus piggott stew!!!!! joe mushed up again predicting who could be allowed to join the kipper party and was sniffing around old nigels pub the blacksmiths arms in orpington area and finding some free toilet papers the newshopper on the bar. unread not wanted. and i heard some joker has put one of those little signs you see in restaurants on tables. no not the reserved ones. but a little sign saying "free toilet paper" on top of the newshoppers ive seen this on facebook so some jokers are cashing in on the fact that cudham is near orpington and old dentist dodger gypojoe pretending to be a real life gypsy from orpington. but really an old dentist dodger with smelly breath who never goes on holiday has nothing in common with anyone. not unless you have extremly bad breath and appalling personal hygiene! lol what joe dont know is that when you step outside the door into the real wide world anyone can take pictures of you! lol those teeth! lmao eratus piggott poem.
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9:47am Tue 10 Jun 14

goldenbroomeboy says...

eratus piggott poem. wrote:
smells like someone has been using the fishermans friend to suck. which reminds me old toilet mouth gypojoe the resident gobbler on the free toilet paper who'l do anything for a pint as long as theres a car park at the back of the boozer he'l swop a gobble for a pint any day as long as turkey gobble is good for a erastus piggott stew!!!!! joe mushed up again predicting who could be allowed to join the kipper party and was sniffing around old nigels pub the blacksmiths arms in orpington area and finding some free toilet papers the newshopper on the bar. unread not wanted. and i heard some joker has put one of those little signs you see in restaurants on tables. no not the reserved ones. but a little sign saying "free toilet paper" on top of the newshoppers ive seen this on facebook so some jokers are cashing in on the fact that cudham is near orpington and old dentist dodger gypojoe pretending to be a real life gypsy from orpington. but really an old dentist dodger with smelly breath who never goes on holiday has nothing in common with anyone. not unless you have extremly bad breath and appalling personal hygiene! lol what joe dont know is that when you step outside the door into the real wide world anyone can take pictures of you! lol those teeth! lmao
Swop what mate??? PMSL!!!!! I know the knob is short of a few quid mate but sinking that low!!!! mind you simon gets a cheap thrill out of posting up quirky old pub names like "The ****" and suchlike just like a big kid who **** in class and thinks it is the funniest thing to have ever done!!!! LMAO!!!!!

Gypo Joe really should get those teeth looked at i mean working from 6 30am until 11pm every single day without a holiday break means, ist u dont look after your teeth and keep yourself clean and tidy, next thing your health goes to pot bit like that chubby belly paunch hanging out!!!!

My lady spy told me joe smells like someone who has slept in the same clothes for 2 weeks collecting rain, sunshine, etc so the close stink!!! LMAO old joe boy smelling like the homeless hobo!!!! see yees
[quote][p][bold]eratus piggott poem.[/bold] wrote: smells like someone has been using the fishermans friend to suck. which reminds me old toilet mouth gypojoe the resident gobbler on the free toilet paper who'l do anything for a pint as long as theres a car park at the back of the boozer he'l swop a gobble for a pint any day as long as turkey gobble is good for a erastus piggott stew!!!!! joe mushed up again predicting who could be allowed to join the kipper party and was sniffing around old nigels pub the blacksmiths arms in orpington area and finding some free toilet papers the newshopper on the bar. unread not wanted. and i heard some joker has put one of those little signs you see in restaurants on tables. no not the reserved ones. but a little sign saying "free toilet paper" on top of the newshoppers ive seen this on facebook so some jokers are cashing in on the fact that cudham is near orpington and old dentist dodger gypojoe pretending to be a real life gypsy from orpington. but really an old dentist dodger with smelly breath who never goes on holiday has nothing in common with anyone. not unless you have extremly bad breath and appalling personal hygiene! lol what joe dont know is that when you step outside the door into the real wide world anyone can take pictures of you! lol those teeth! lmao[/p][/quote]Swop what mate??? PMSL!!!!! I know the knob is short of a few quid mate but sinking that low!!!! mind you simon gets a cheap thrill out of posting up quirky old pub names like "The ****" and suchlike just like a big kid who **** in class and thinks it is the funniest thing to have ever done!!!! LMAO!!!!! Gypo Joe really should get those teeth looked at i mean working from 6 30am until 11pm every single day without a holiday break means, ist u dont look after your teeth and keep yourself clean and tidy, next thing your health goes to pot bit like that chubby belly paunch hanging out!!!! My lady spy told me joe smells like someone who has slept in the same clothes for 2 weeks collecting rain, sunshine, etc so the close stink!!! LMAO old joe boy smelling like the homeless hobo!!!! see yees goldenbroomeboy
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10:07am Tue 10 Jun 14

Mr Dan Druff says...

I wonder if Gypo JOe will be inquiring if Farage will be taking up motor racing on a high powered motor cycle and racing around rural opington like Nick was racing around rural Wales?
We all know Joe was wanting to sniff Nicks racing leathers and helmet after he got all sweaty and hot in them, Joe likes that kind of thing so maybe he is saving up all those little bits of cash to buy Nigel a swanky set of racing leathers and one of those racing helmets
Nick told Gypo Joe to put his finger where the sun dont shine sunny boy because you like that kind of thing dont ya Joe?

Im larting out loud on this story as i know the knob Joe will eventually find it and will be very angry He He well old spiderman spun his web around Joe and tangled the piece of sheet up in it good like proper and when that old Thai bint had yeah thats right had a habit of coughing over the pub grub food and playing with the sausages before dishing them up!

Getting in the pub for 38mins when its empty and not much chance of meeting the regulars and ordering thai sausage and not knowing where it has been really makes me lart out loud

Moved a bit further up the road to O'neils and Patricks suck it and see Joe! LOL
I wonder if Gypo JOe will be inquiring if Farage will be taking up motor racing on a high powered motor cycle and racing around rural opington like Nick was racing around rural Wales? We all know Joe was wanting to sniff Nicks racing leathers and helmet after he got all sweaty and hot in them, Joe likes that kind of thing so maybe he is saving up all those little bits of cash to buy Nigel a swanky set of racing leathers and one of those racing helmets Nick told Gypo Joe to put his finger where the sun dont shine sunny boy because you like that kind of thing dont ya Joe? Im larting out loud on this story as i know the knob Joe will eventually find it and will be very angry He He well old spiderman spun his web around Joe and tangled the piece of sheet up in it good like proper and when that old Thai bint had yeah thats right had a habit of coughing over the pub grub food and playing with the sausages before dishing them up! Getting in the pub for 38mins when its empty and not much chance of meeting the regulars and ordering thai sausage and not knowing where it has been really makes me lart out loud Moved a bit further up the road to O'neils and Patricks suck it and see Joe! LOL Mr Dan Druff
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