Sailing: GB's Anna Burnet and John Gimson win Nacra 17 European Championship

John Gimson and Anna Burnet
Gimson and Burnet have been named as part of Team GB's sailing squad for the 2024 Olympics in Paris

Great Britain's Anna Burnet and John Gimson have become European champions in the mixed Nacra 17 class.

The Tokyo 2020 silver medallists took an early lead at the regatta in Portugal but then fell down to third.

A strong performance on day five helped them back into top spot and they won after no racing was possible on the sixth day because of a lack of breeze.

"It was a bit of an anticlimax not getting any racing on the final day," said Burnet.

"We would have enjoyed that challenge - but winning the Euros is amazing. We're super happy."

It is the second time the pair have won the European title, having also claimed victory in 2021.

"Where we've got to as a team now means we have the ability to debrief really well and quickly figure out what we need to do to get better. That's something we did well this regatta."