A brilliant sailor from Stoke Poges sealed a first World Cup Series victory with his partner in Miami last week.

James Taylor, alongside compatriot Martin Wrigley, sealed their first international regatta race win in the 470 class after a hugely impressive performance in Florida.

Both men have been sailing since they were seven years old and have successes in Optimists, RS Fevas and 420s under their belts before moving into the senior ranks and working as training partners to Luke Patience and Chris Grube as they prepare for Tokyo 2020.

Of their success in the USA, a delighted Taylor said: ""First win is pretty cool.

"We’ve been close before but it’s good to finally finish it off. Also good to see the work with Andrea (Mannini, coach) on technique and racing coming on as it’s our first event since Japan really.

"It was one of those races where you get to the end and you think why isn’t every race that simple?

"But it was a good start out of the middle and then hold to the left, two tacks up the first beat and sail fast.

"A bit of a dodgy reach hoist lost us a boat but a good first downwind then gave us a nice lead which we consolidated to stay in front.

"It’s a good boost as we’ve been pretty up and down. We find Miami pretty difficult so it’s good to know we can do it and hopefully it gives us a little kick up the backside."