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GBR Gold medalists for 2.4mR Worlds at Poole

Britain's two top 2.4mR sailors have confirmed their entry for the 2013 International 2.4 Metre class Open World Championships taking place in Poole this September. London 2012 Paralympic gold medalist Helena Lucas and her great rival, Megan Pascoe will compete against world’s top 2.4mR sailors – both able-bodied and disabled, male and female - when the 2013 2.4mR Open Worlds take place at Poole Yacht Club from 6 - 14 September.

Helena Lucas racing at the 2012 Games

Lucas, who made history, becoming the first ever female winner of the Paralympic 2.4mR class title and Britain’s first ever Paralympic sailing gold medallist, admits it was the lure of trying to win another major title close to home which led to her entering this year’s 2.4mR Open Worlds.

Pascoe, who took bronze in the 2012 Worlds Open Worlds in Italy last September, a result she described as “the best of my career to date”, has already shown great form this year, winning gold at the Miami ISAF World Cup event in January.

Entries for the 2013 International 2.4 Metre class Open World Championships opened two weeks ago and already the event has attracted entries from as far afield as Australia, in the shape of London 2012 Paralympian, Matt Bugg, as well as Norway, Sweden and Finland.

For more information about, or to enter the 2013 International 2.4 Metre class Open World Championships visit 24mworlds2013.co.uk

G New
15 February 2013 10:13 GMT


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