18 August 2011
Medal Bonanza for Payne Hicks Beach Clients
The members of Skandia Team GBR: The British Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic classes yet again excelled themselves at the Weymouth test event. On a medal count Britain again came out as top nation but still has some way to go to match the colour of the medals won at Beijing.
Since his full time return to Finn class, Ben Ainslie has remained unbeaten and so it was to be at Weymouth with his building a huge points lead over his nearest competitor so to finish top of the podium.
PHB sponsors most of the team members but those to whom we also provide financial assistance all won medals. It was Silvers for Nick Dempsey in the men's windsurfer class and for Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson in the Star. Bryony Shaw and Paul Goodison finished with Bronze in the women's windsurfer and Laser classes.
Clients Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark only teamed up together last February but came away with the Silver. We have very high hopes for them next year.
The Australians and Dutch won more Golds but lesser medals overall. The competitors will now begin to focus on the World Championships to be held in Perth, Australia in December. No one yet knows when the team selectors will make their selection.
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