RHU sailor Luke Patience and partner Chris Grube won gold at the Miami World Cup this week.

The pair led the fleet for the majority of the week and triumphed by a 27-point margin ahead of France’s Kevin Peponnet and Jeremie Mion, who took silver.

It follows a fine win in the 470 North American Championships earlier in the month for the duo.

Patience and Grube were in a commanding position heading into the last race on Sunday, and secured victory by finishing second in the medal race.

Patience said: “We came here looking to measure where we are in the fleet and work out what we need to do to win the world championship.

“But we’ve sailed out of our skin, gone really fast, raced smart and well, and we’re really happy to have won.

“We took a year off after the Rio Games so it’s nice to ramp up the energy again. We’re buzzing right now, filled with energy to work hard.”

The British sailing team impressed in America, bringing home three other medals, including two golds.

Rio 2016 gold medallist Giles Scott dominated the action on his return to major competition to win the Finn class on Sunday, January 28, and Alison Young was victorious in the Laser Radial.

Two-time world champion and current European champion Nick Thompson rounded off the medal haul with bronze in the Laser fleet.

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell, with whom Patience won a silver with at the London 2012 Olympic Games, had kicked off the team’s success with a win in the 49er fleet on the penultimate day of racing.