HELENSBURGH’S Charlotte Dobson and Lorenzo Chiavarini are in action this week in Santander for the Sailing World Cup Final.

The event, which concludes on Sunday, sees the Burgh sailors among 39 Brits across 10 Olympic Classes as the 2017 World Cup series culminates.

A maiden medal for FX duo Dobson and Saskia Tidey at April’s Hyeres Sailing World Cup will have been a confidence boost ahead of the upcoming European and World Championships later in the summer. But with 2016 Olympic gold and silver medallists back in the action, competition will be tough at the front of the fleet. Kate Macgregor and Sophie Ainsworth will also join the British line-up.

Miami bronze medallist Chiavarini and world champion Nick Thompson and World champion Nick Thompson and will spearhead the men’s Laser ahead, whilst Delta Lloyd champion Elliot Hanson will miss the event to compete in the Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda. Michael Beckett and Jack Wetherell will join them on the startline. Georgina Povall is the solo British Radial entry.

British Finn sailors are poised for continued success after Ed Wright secured silver, Ben Cornish took bronze and Henry Wetherell clinched the under-23 title at Marseille’s European Championships last month. The trio, along with teammate Peter McCoy, will be aiming for the podium when racing gets underway on Tuesday.

After training since January in the 49erFX Hannah Mills made her skiff debut at May’s Delta Lloyd regatta in her bid for Tokyo 2020. With all Rio medallists having qualified for the 2017 World Cup Final, Mills will temporarily step back in to the women’s 470 alongside Eilidh McIntyre, silver medallist at the 2014 edition.

Joining Mills-McIntyre are Amy Seabright and Anna Carpenter who will be looking to make amends after finishing fourth at the World Cup Hyeres and the 470 European Championships in Monaco last month, while rising talents Jess Lavery-Flora Stewart and Martin Wrigley-James Taylor also qualify for Santander’s final.

The British contingent in the Nacra 17 multihull fleet includes Miami gold medallist Ben Saxton, racing with Katie Dobson, Miami silver medallists Tom Phipps-Nikki Boniface and John Gimson-Anna Burnet. Dobson’s competition is set to finish with the medal race happening on Saturday, while Chiavarini’s Laser class is set to come to an end on Sunday.