Goodison strikes gold in Miami

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Paul Goodison added to his burgeoning medals haul when he clinched gold at the Miami World Cup regatta.

It was a straight head-to-head between Sheffield’s Olympic champion and Brazil’s Bruno Fontes as whichever of them finished higher in the medal race would claim the prize.

Mastering the light wind racing, Goodison ground out a second in the race to Fontes’ fifth, handing him the gold – his second in two weeks in the States after he claimed victory at Key West on the Melges 32 ‘Red.’

“It’s been nice to come and do Miami,” he said. “It wasn’t originally in the plan to come here but after a really good week sailing in Key West it made sense to stop by here and work on some of the things I need to before the London Games.

“There are only around three regattas that I’ll do before the Olympics so it’s good to be working on the things that I need to and to be improving on the things that I’ve set out to do.”