Inspite of a broken finger, this Portland based sailor Eilidh McIntyre along with her team mate Soplhie Weguelin delivered an outstanding week of the World Cup happening in Hyeres and baged back a silver medal in the 470 women’s game.
Weguelin is a Europe based bronzed medalist. She along with McIntyre established their participation this time at the World Cup event at the very last minute. This delay was due to the broken finger of McIntyre, which happened during her training in the month of February. This made her leave out on the Palma edition which happened three weeks before. This 19 year old girl had got rid of her pin just three days ahead of the beginning of the event because of which she had to miss out on a lot of practice sessions before the competition. But she steadily moved ahead in the event which had 10 boats and finaaly reached the finish in the second position.
This British duo was keen on protecting their silver medal from the American duo of Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha who came second. They didn’t aim for gold because of the New Zealand World Champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie. They were successful in securing what they had aimed of.
McInytre mentioned that it was a really awesome week for her. They had sailed very well but started to get a little tired towards the end because their sailing fitness was not present in them. But in spite of all the hurdles, their performance was outstanding. They will have to work very hard on training this May.
After the brilliant start to the week, these British sailors had to face a difficult final which left them with a strong performance along with their strong luck.