DORSET’S sailors increased their Olympic test event medal tally to six with another silver and bronze, finishing the regatta as top nation.

Dubbed Ready Steady Tokyo, the regatta is a dress rehearsal for the Games proper with nations selecting just one entry in each of the 10 Olympic sailing classes.

Held at the home of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing competition, Enoshima, Japan, Olympic champion Hannah Mills, based on Portland, and crew Eilidh McIntyre took silver in the Women’s 470 while Giles Scott claimed bronze in the Finn.

Within one point of the top spot going in to the final day’s double points medal race, Mills and McIntyre had to place better than their French rivals, Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz to take the gold.

Unfortunately for the duo a start line mistake put paid to their challenge for gold but they still pressed on to secure themselves a silver medal ahead of Poland’s Jolanta Ogar and Agnieszka Skrzpulec.

“I have mixed emotions. We thought we were over the start line for the medal race so we had to go back, and to be honest from that point we knew the gold medal was lost just because of how light the wind was,” said Mills, 31.

Despite the disappointment Mills and McIntyre take confidence from two medals at two regattas in quick succession following up their world championship gold last week in the same venue.