Lucas Claims 2.4mR Gold At ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca
Lucas wins 2.4mR gold
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014
Helena Lucas (GBR) took gold in the 2.4mR despite losing out to compatriot Megan Pascoe (GBR) in all three races on the final day of Paralympic event sailing as Pascoe was made to settle for silver.
Lucas took an 11th and two thirds as she won by three points, "The first race was a complete nightmare. We were really close to the shore and the wind died - there were some crazy shifts going on and I was just relieved when that race was over,"
confessed the 38-year-old.
"It was one of those painful races where whatever I did was wrong.
"It's been one of those days where it felt like everything was stacked against you a little bit, but it was a solid third in the other two races.
"I knew I just needed to kind of keep in solid and finish inside the top three in both of those races and it would all be fine, but it was definitely a tricky day."
Norway's Bjornar Erikstad took the day and won all three of the 2.4mR races finishing ahead of Pascoe who picked up three second places. Erikstad's final day performance ensured a bronze for the Norwegian.
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