Olympics: Giles Scott

Giles Scott scored his eighth successive international victory in the Finn single-handed class at the Copa Brasil de Vela regatta that concluded on 20 December 2014. Not only did Giles win but he did so in an unprecedented way with no less than eight first places and two seconds.

The event was sailed on the same course as that that will be used for the Olympics in August 2016.

Having dinner in Rio our own Richard Butcher on the eve of the regatta, Giles expressed confidence but not to the level of his achievement.

The British team also secured first places on the men's (Nick Dempsey) and women's (Bryony Shaw) windsurfing classes.

The next international event for the Olympic sailors will be Miami in January.

Olympics: Giles Scott