Scott misses out on World Cup gold to rival Ainslie

HUNTINGDON-born sailor Giles Scott took the bronze medal in the Finn class after the final round of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in Melbourne.

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HUNTINGDON-born sailor Giles Scott took the bronze medal in the Finn class after the final round of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in Melbourne.

Scott rounded out an all-British podium, but failed to get the better of triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie, with whom he will compete for the one available Great Britain Finn berth at London 2012.

Entering the final race of the series, Ainslie (25pts), Scott (31pts) and Welshman Ed Wright (32pts) held the top three places, each knowing that a win would strengthen their case for 2012 selection.


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The three British sailors kept tabs on each other and allowed Dutchman Pieter-Jan Postma to leave them behind on the day.

As the race unfolded Ainslie knew that his only danger came from former Grafham sailor Scott and he allowed Wright to move away while he covered Scott’s every move.

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The unhindered Wright seized his chance to finish second, leaving Ainslie the class winner and pushing Scott into bronze position.

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