Great Britain's sailing team qualify for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Stephen Park of Great Britain talks to the media during a Team GB press conference at the Weymouth & Portland Venue ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 25, 2012
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Great Britain's sailing team qualify for every class at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games following the World Championships in Santander.

Great Britain have qualified for every sailing class at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio following their performances at the World Championships in Santander.

The team, which is led by manager Stephen Park, won Finn class gold with Giles Scott, while teammate Ed Wright earned bronze.

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark got on the podium in the women's 470, as well as Laser sailor Nick Thompson, all of whom scooped bronze medals.

"It's been an interesting event and fairly challenging from a racing perspective over the last ten days or so," said Park.

"However, it's been pleasing to have managed to qualify the country for the Olympic Games at the first opportunity in each of the ten events, and to come away with four medals which was in line with our target coming here.

"That said, we were disappointed not to win a medal in the Nacra, the 470 Men and arguably we could have won one in the 49erFX as well halfway through the week."

The team secured four medals, which is two fewer than their six-medal return in Perth in 2011.

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