The first day of the Sailing World Cup Miami was a good day for the British sailors as two sailors walked away with the gold medal.
The 49ers class was won by the new British pairing of Dylan Fletcher-Stuart Bithell. They struck gold even before the final medal race and they had a wonderful showing at the 49ers race. The pairing of Ben Saxton-Nicola Groves took part in their first regatta event after their Rio stint in the Nacra 17 event to end up in the top position of the multihull standings.
Fletcher and Bithell are taking part in the first World Cup as a team after they joined hands in the autumn. They were very happy with the very good showing that they put up at the 49ers race in Miami. They went on to win five races in the event and ten scores inside the top 5 in the 13 race series. Their stupendous show ensured that they won the gold medal even before the start of the final race. (more…)