HOME favourite Megan Pascoe is determined to continue her fine form in the Paralympic 2.4mR class when racing gets underway today at the Sail for Gold Regatta, hosted by Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
“I am definitely looking forward to the Sail for Gold Regatta this year, it is one of my favourite competitions,” she said.
“We have world class waters in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour and it’s always nice to compete on home waters.
“It is a completely new format they are using which is something that us 2.4mR sailors aren’t used to, so it could be quite entertaining with 16 very short races.”
Pascoe has picked up four podium finishes so far this season, with two gold medals at the Sailing World Cup in Miami and the Delta Lloyd Regatta, her last before returning to Weymouth and Portland.
She will line up against 12 other boats today, including that of fellow Portlander Helena Lucas.
Pascoe added: “I won Sail for Gold last year so it would be great if I could retain my title, but we have some tough competition this year.
“Every regatta is important and a crucial stepping stone towards Rio.”