HELENSBURGH sailor Charlotte Dobson and sailing partner Saskia Tidey continued their winning form by winning gold in Kiel Week last month.

The Team GB pair put on a fine display to top the podium at the German regatta and added to the silver they won at the Sailing World Cup Finals in Santander at the start of June.

The pair only formed a partnership at the start of this year and are already showing promising signs as they bid to represent Team GB at Tokyo 2020.

Irish sailor Saskia Tidey announced in January that she had left the Irish Olympic sailing team to join the British Sailing Team to join up with Dobson.

Tidey competed with Andrea Brewster in the Rio Olympics in 2016, placing in 12th overall and narrowly missing out, with Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth finishing in eighth in the 49er FX class.

But Tidey's partner Brewster announced that she is now moving on to coaching at international and Olympic level.

The 49er FX event made its debut at the 2016 Olympics, after the men's 49er skiff was introduced in 2000 at the Sydney games.

Dobson said: “It’s been an absolutely great week of sailing for us, we’re still working on our starting but that’s been going really well, we’ve seen really big improvements there.

“It’s lovely, despite it being a process regatta we’ve come away with a silver medal having sailed really well with plenty of headroom still to go so we’re really, really happy.”

Tidey added: “I’ve enjoyed working through problems together and through the good times as well, and figuring out what sort of campaign we want to put together going forward.

“We’ll keep working on our process goals and looking forward to the next regatta to improve again.”

Another Burgh sailor, Lorenzo Chiavarini, was also competing in the event and registered some impressive times in a strong field.

Despite finishing the competition well by going quickly in his final few races in the Laser category he finished in eighth place.

Jean Baptiste Bernaz of France won gold followed by German Philipp Buhl and American Charlie Buckingham. Fellow Brit Nick Thompson finished in fifth place.