John Gimson and Anna Burnet won the single Nacra 17 race, the only British team to make any impression on the first day of the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal.
In the only Nacra17 race, Gimson and Burnet finished ahead of Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei of Italy, and Ruben and Rita Booth of Australia.
World Champions Italy’s Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti started their series with a sixth place finish.
In the 49er, racing in three flights, Team GB sailors James Peters and Fynn Sterritt posted a 32 and are 91st overall.
Best scoring GBR sailors were Fin Armstrong and Ewan Gribben 13th in their flight race, 37th overall.
Winners of the three fight races were, Martin and Jaime Wizner ESP, Isaac McHardi and William McKenzie NZL, and Sebastien Schneiter and Arno de Planta SUI.
49er World Champions Bart Lambriex and Floris van de Werken NED were 14th in their flight, 40th overall.
The 49erFX, racing in two flights, managed two races with Italy’s Jana Germani and Giorgia Bertuzzi posting two race wins to lead overall.
Second are Josefine Nojgaard and Esther Bojsen-Moller DEN (4, 2) and third Sarah Styaert and Charline Picon FRA (3, 3).
Best placed British are Eleanor Keers and Jessica Jobson in 36th.
The Team GB FX pair, Freya Black and Saskia Tidy are 40th after a 23 and 13.
Reigning World Champions Vilma Bobeck and Rebecca Netzler SWE finished the first day in 34th overall.
Extra races are scheduled for Thursday to get the event make on track, and the British skiff crews will be hoping for more breeze.
Nacra 17 European Championship – Leaders (38 entries)
1st GBR John GIMSON and Anna BURNET – – 1 pts
2nd ITA Gianluigi UGOLINI and Maria GIUBILEI – – 2 pts
3rd AUS Ruben BOOTH and Rita BOOTH – – 3 pts
4th AUT Lukas HABERL and Tanja FRANK – – 4 pts
5th SUI Andrea ASCHIERI and Anja CAMUSSO – – 5 pts
6th ITA Ruggero TITA and Caterina BANTI – – 6 pts
49er European Championship – Leaders (91 entries)
1st ESP Martin WIZNER and Jaime WIZNER – – 1 pts
1st NZL Isaac McHARDIE and William McKENZIE – – 1 pts
1st SUI Sebastien SCHNEITER and Sebastien SCHNEITER – – 1 pts
4th AUT Benjamin BILDSTEIN and David HUSSL – – 2 pts
4th FRA Kevin FISCHER and Yann JAUVIN – – 2 pts
4th USA Nevin SNOW and Maximiliano AGNESE – – 2 pts
49erFX European Championship – Leaders (55 entries)
1st ITA Jana GERMANI and Giorgia BERTUZZI – – 1 1 – – 2 pts
2nd DEN Josefine NØJGAARD and Esther BOJSEN-MOLLER – – 4 2 – – 6 pts
3rd FRA Sarah STEYAERT and Charline PICON – – 3 3 – – 6 pts
4th NOR Helene NÆSS and Marie RØNNINGEN – – 3 4 – – 7 pts
5th ITA Carlotta OMARI and Sveva CARRARO – – 8 3 – – 11 pts
6th POL Gabriela CZAPSKA and Hanna RAJCHERT – – 5 9 – – 14 pts