Giles Scott returns to Finn for Semaine Olympique Francaise

The Semaine Olympique Francaise, the fifth and final leg of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup, takes place in La Rochelle from Saturday 9 – 13 October. Joining the British Sailing Team will be Giles Scott, back from America's Cup racing with Italian team Luna Rossa. The last time Scott competed on the Olympic classes circuit was back in April when he clinched gold and silver at the Palma and Hyeres World Cup events, and prior to that was his Sail for Gold Regatta victory over Ben Ainslie in June 2012.

“I’ve done seven days training in the Finn in the past two weeks since I’ve been back which has been good. The hardest thing has been working my legs, I haven’t done anything on them for almost a year so they are in agony,” said Scott.

Scott will line up alongside British Sailing Team Podium squad members Andrew Mills and Mark Andrews as he bids to re-launch his Rio 2016 campaign.

Also competeing will be Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond in the Nacra 17 class, eager to build on their momentum from their recent silver medal at the Santander City Trophy in September, while London 2012 Olympian Lucy Macgregor will be in action with Andrew Walsh in the mixed multihull event.

Nick Thompson will lead the line-up for the British Sailing Team in the single handed Laser event and Izzy Hamilton will look to challenge in the RS:X women’s event while British Sailing Team Podium Potential squad members across the RS:X men, RS:X women, Laser and 470 Women will all be looking to make their mark in this fifth and final leg of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup.

British Sailing Team at the Semaine Olympique Francaise in La Rochelle
470 Women - Flora STEWART, Anna BURNET
470 Women - Katie TOMSETT, Joanna FREEMAN

Finn - Paul CHILDS
Finn - James HADDEN
Finn - McCoy PETER
Finn - Harry BRIDDON
Finn - Scott GILES
Finn - Andrews MARK

Laser - Nick THOMPSON
Laser - Jack WETHERELL
Laser - Elliot HANSON
Laser - Ben CORNISH
Laser - Evans MARTIN

Nacra 17 - Sam BREAREY, Abby ZAMBINSKI
Nacra 17 - John GIMSON, Pippa WILSON
Nacra 17 - Hannah DIAMOND, Ben SAXTON
Nacra 17 - Andrew WALSH, Lucy MACGREGOR
Nacra 17 - Tom BRUTON, Alicia CLIFFORD

RS : X Women - Izzy HAMILTON

RS : X Men - Kiéran MARTIN
RS : X Men - Joe BENNETT
RS : X Men - Alistair MASTERS
RS : X Men - Tom SQUIRES
RS : X Men - Connor BAINBRIDGE
RS : X Men - Samuel SILLS