Sailing World Cup: Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre retain title

Eilidh McIntyre and Hannah Mills
Mills and McIntyre came second in the penultimate leg of the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France

Britain's Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre successfully defended their 470 class title at the World Cup Series final in Marseille.

With Sunday's medal race cancelled because of a lack of wind, the Britons took gold as they led the standings.

Mills, 30, and McIntyre, 23, were surprise winners of the 2017 title in Santander, Spain as they competed in their first event together.

GB's Elliot Hanson, 24, also won bronze in the Laser fleet class.

Rio 2016 Olympian Nick Thompson began the medal race in third, but a seventh-place finish saw him slip to fourth overall.

Hanson, in his first outing since returning to action after ankle surgery, led from start to finish, despite having to complete a penalty turn halfway through the race.

Ben Saxton and crew-mate Nikki Boniface took Nacra 17 bronze on Saturday.

Mills and McIntyre won silver medals in the last stage of the World Cup and finished second at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Majorca in April.

Mills, who won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio after silver at London 2012, said the World Championships in Denmark are the pair's "main goal".

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