They were unable to get the better of the American boat, helmed by Sally Barkow, in today’s medal race, but are brimming with confidence after their performance this week.
“It has been a really tricky week for all of us, I think as the results for the whole team have shown, but we’re really happy with our silver,” Ayton explained.
“The week has been a positive experience for us as a team, in particular the last part of the regatta which has generally been below six knots and is the range we have tended to underperform in in the past, so we’ve been encouraged by that.”
Shirley Robertson, Annie Lush and Lucy Macgregor finish their second ever Yngling event together in eighth place, while Skandia Team GBR’s development squad sailors Victoria Rawlinson, Emma Rawlinson and Sue Monson end their regatta in tenth place after some promising displays this week.Charlotte Dobson finished eighth in the Laser Radial class
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Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1)
T: W P MullinsJ: R Walsh
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
T: H de BromheadJ: D N Russell
Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1)
T: T R GeorgeJ: N D Fehily
T: Miss Amy MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Slovakian alpine skier narrowly beats Millie Knight to capture gold photo Getty Images