BRITISH sailors are fighting it out for the podium spots with two days of competition remaining at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma, Majorca.

Tom Squires maintained his overall lead for a fourth day in the RS:X windsurfing event, while Weymouth-based world champion Giles Scott pulled back to the top of the Finn fleet with a fourth place and a race win on Thursday, seeing him leading on countback over New Zealand’s Josh Junior.

Paralympic Champion Helena Lucas is also tied on points at the top of the 2.4mR standings with Germany’s Heiko Kroeger, while rising talents Amy Seabright and Anna Carpenter are into third place overall in the 470 women’s event.

The 22-year-old Squires has been enjoying impressive form this week, but with just two points separating him from Poland’s RS:X European Champion Pawel Tarnowski, he knows that there can be no respite over the final two days if he’s to remain in contention for the podium spots.

“It’s the first RS:X regatta in a while that’s been quite breezy, and everything’s going really well,” continued the sailor.

“I’ve found some speed from somewhere, I’m going fast, I’m on some decent kit and it’s been good racing."

Kit breakage in the second of her two races on Thursday cost Helena Lucas an otherwise great day at the office.

The 2012 Paralympic gold medallist that was clinched in Weymouth and Portland crossed second in her first race of the day before a fitting gave way in the second, meaning an early return to the dock for the Southampton sailor.

But Lucas was pragmatic: “I had a good start to the regatta yesterday with a two and a first, so that was good, and today was going well.

“I had a second in the first race but then unfortunately had a bit of gear failure in the second race so unfortunately I had to retire from that one, which was a bit of a shame as it was going well.

Scott negated Josh Junior’s points gap in the Finn fleet, winning the day with four, one while Podium Potential duo Amy Seabright and Anna Carpenter kept themselves in contention for the medal spots with four, four in the 470 Women’s event seeing them into third place overall.

Alison Young won the day in the Laser Radial event with three, six seeing her advance to fifth overall with two days to go, while Luke Patience and Chris Grube moved up four places into sixth with four, 10 from their two races in the 470 Men’s fleet on Thursday.

A great start to the day for 49erFX duo Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth with a fifth in the opening race took a downward turn when their spinnaker blocks gave out in the second race of four.

They’re fifth overall, while Tom Phipps and Nikki Boniface are currently ninth in the Nacra 17 fleet and looking to consolidate their medal race position on Friday’s final day of fleet racing.

Racing resumes at 11am on Friday, April 1 with the final medal races scheduled for Saturday, April 2.