Skandia sailing squad in medal haul

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A haul of three golds, a silver and a bronze at the Hyeres Olympic classes regatta in the world cup series crowned a difficult week of light winds for Britain's Skandia sailing squad.

An early decision to abandon the medal race playoff in the women's windsurfer gave Bryony Shaw the first gold, but other medal races went ahead with further golds for current Olympic champion Paul Goodison in the Laser and the pairing of Paul Brotherton and Mark Asquith in the 49er.

Charlotte Dobson came through to take silver in the Laser Radial, a heartening improvement in a class where much effort is being expended, and Megan Pascoe took bronze in the 2.4mR.

Ed Wright had to be content with sixth in the Finn while Hannah Mills and Claire Cumming were, in 11th, top scorers in the women's 470 dinghy, two places ahead of Sarah Ayton and Saskia Clark.

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