5th April 2018 - Alex Barnes

The 49th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia is currently underway in Mallorca, Spain, and several members of the British Sailing Team are well placed to battle for medals this weekend. 

Racing has been taking place throughout this week with qualifying races before the action concludes across the weekend with medal races in all classes. 

In the Women's 470, Hannah Mills (Weymouth) & Eilidh McIntyre (Hayling Island) are currently in second place with a net total of 24 points. 

Camille Lecointre & Aloise Retornaz of France currently lead the Women's 470 gold group with 21 points whilst the Japanese pair of Ai Kondo Yoshida & Miho Yoshioka are third on 31 points. 

Weymouth-based Amy Seabright & Anna Carpenter are a little further behind at this stage and occupy 7th place overall with 71 points. 

470 sailors Hannah Mills & Eilidh McIntyre - Photo by: Tomas Moya / Sailing Energy / Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar

Jess Lavery and Flora Stewart are just outside the top 10 at the moment with 64 points whilst Isabel Davies and Gemma Keers are in the silver group and are currently 42nd overall. 

In the Men's 470 class, Weymouth's Luke Patience and crew Chris Grube are 7th in the gold fleet after 8 races in the qualifying series. They are only one point behind the Greek team in 6th. Panagiotis Mantis & Pavlos Kagialis have 59 points compared to the British pair's 60. 

Martin Wrigley and James Taylor are in 28th place overall with 124 points and Harvey Martin & Ryan Orr are in the silver group with 97 points, leaving them in 50th overall. Arran Holman and Marcus Tressler are 65th overall with 159 points. 

Dylan Fletcher-Scott & Stuart Bithell (Portland) are leading the 49er class with 12 races completed. The British pair have 23 net points so far and have an eleven point lead over second place Mathieu Frei and Noe Delpech of France. The battle for the silver medal is close with Yago & Klaus Lange (Argentina) just a point behind in third. 

William Hawkins & Christopher Thomas are 30th overall for Great Britain and are fifth in the silver group with 100 points. Chris Taylor & Sam Batten (Lymington) are slightly further back in 36th place and Gillies Munro & Daniel Harris are 48th. James Grummett & Daniel Budden are unfortunately towards the back of the fleet in 68th.

In the 49er FX, Charlotte Dobson & Saskia Tidey are the highest placed British sailors in the fleet and currently sit in 7th place overall with 84 net points. With 12 races gone so far in Spain, the girls have a good chance of reaching the medal race and have posted two third place finishes so far. 

Lymington's Sophie Weguelin & Chichester-based Sophie Ainsworth are just outside the top 10 at the moment with 95 points but are only 5 adrift of 10th and 9th place. Megan Brickwood & Eleanor Aldridge currently sit in 23rd overall and the team of Victoria Payne & Alice Masterman are 49th. 

Weymouth's Giles Scott continues his dominance of the Finn class and leads the fleet after 8 races. Surprisingly, Scott is yet to take a single win during the competition but has 33 net points, a considerably lower score than second placed Nicholas Heiner (Netherlands) who has 70. Bournemouth-based Ed Wright is 20th with 142 with Ben Cornish just behind in 23rd. 

Hector Simpson sits in 28th and is just one place ahead of fellow countrymen Henry Wetherell who is 29th. Cameron Tweedle is 49th in the overall standings with Callum Dixon 57th and Markus Bettum 59th. 

Lymington's Laser Standard sailor Nick Thompson is currently 6th in the standings with 61 points, exactly the same amount as fellow Brit Michael Beckett in 5th. Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini is lower down the table in 18th and Daniel Whiteley is in 33rd. Jack Wetherell is 42nd so far, ahead of Jack Cookson in 68th. Sam Whaley (Swanage) is 87th after 8 races but there are more than 170 sailors in the Laser Standard fleets. 

Weymouth's Alison Young is third in the Laser Radial fleet with 57 net points so far ahead of Lymington's Hannah Snellgrove in 8th. Georgina Povall is 23rd with Clemetine Thompson back in 72nd place. 

In the mixed Nacra 17 class, Ben Saxton (Weymouth) and Nicola Boniface lead the British hopes in second place with a net total of 34 points, just seven behind the leaders from Italy. 

London based duo Chris Rashley and Laura Marimon Giovannetti are 12th, just ahead of John Gimson and Anna Burnet in 13th. Dan Tindale & Fleur Ter Kuile are towards the bottom of the overall standings in 45th. 

Kieran Holmes-Martin is the top British windsurfer in the RS:X class with 53 points, leaving him just inside the top 10 in 9th. Andy Brown is next up, down in 30th overall with Weymouth's Daniel Wilson a few places behind in 36th. Sam Sills is 42nd whilst Tom Squires appears to be struggling and is 44th so far. Matthew Barton is 72nd, Isaac Lines sits in 100th and is just a place ahead of Josh Carey. James Hatcher is six places further down in 107th, Ben McCann occupies 114th with Jonathan Ashworth in 115th. 

In the RS:X Women, Emma Wilson is Great Britain's only representative inside the top 20. She sits in 6th place with 8 races completed and has a net total of 48 points, 16 away from the bronze medal position. Weymouth's Bryony Shaw is 21st with 91 points, three places above Saskia Sills. Imogen Sills is 45th and leads 46th placed Lily Young. Erin Watson is 48th so far and Josephine Spencer is 62nd. 

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