HELENSBURGH’S Charlotte Dobson and teammate Saskia Tidey won 49er FX silver at their first European Championships together in Germany last week.

Meanwhile Shandon’s Anna Burnet was part of sailing history as Nacra 17 made its foiling debut at the Europeans, Burnet made her mark as she finished fifth in Nacra 17 event alongside sailing partner John Gimson.

The competition marked the mixed multihull’s transition to full foiling (cutting edge technology which lifts the boats out of the water to increase speed) for the Tokyo 2020 cycle.

Dobson and Tidey started the final day in the silver medal position.

With the breeze building and capsizes throughout the 10-boat fleet, racing was called to a halt and the final race cancelled leaving the first two races to decide the medals.

Skiff duo Dobson and Tidey held their nerve to score 8,5 and with it clinched the silver medal.

Dobson said: “Today was very wet and windy, we ended up doing two medal races in super windy, shifty and gusty conditions.

“That made it more of a boat-handling race, but we managed to muscle our way the course.”

Despite missing out on the chance to upgrade to a gold medal, Tidey was more than pleased with the British pair’s end result.

She added: “We can’t not be proud of ourselves to come here and be on the podium.

“Obviously today we were going out there to win the gold.

“But there’s plenty more time for that and we’ve got the Worlds coming up and another chance to prove we’re up there.”