Helena Lucas wins Team GB's first ever Paralympic sailing gold at Weymouth and Portland
British sailor Helena Lucas has won Team GB's first ever Paralympic sailing medal at Weymouth and Portland.
Lucas, the only woman in her class - won the 2.4m one-person keelboat event, while fellow Brits Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell took bronze in the SKUD two-person keelboat.
Yesterday's deciding races were cancelled due to a lack of wind, so the overnight results stood - handing Lucas her historic gold.
"This is the dream, this is definitely the dream" said an excited Lucas.
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"It is absolutely fantastic to have achieved it, I'm just really, really pleased. One of the key things all week was to try to stay our of the protest room, keep it simple, keep it clean and try not to get any disqualifications or false starts.
"I've got a great team behind me, the GB sailing support team is fantastic and make sure we got out on the water properly prepared, mentally and physically, and that no stone has been left unturned.
"Obviously my coach too, we've had a great week on the water and it's been a great team effort out there. It's fantastic."
Lucas finished ahead of Germany's Heiko Kroger who took silver.
There was disappointment for Team GB however, as the Sonar team of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas were handed a four-point penalty for an off-water incident.
The British team were penalised after an incident between an event technical officer and a member of the team support staff.
An appeal has been lodged, which overturned could see the Brits given more medals.
Stephen Park, Royal Yachting Association Olympic Manager, said: "We are trying to get the hearing reopened because we think there were some significant errors by the jury and some errors in the way they have interpreted the rules.
"When you get to any situation where the athletes scorecard is being altered through a misunderstanding between two shore staff, one of which is a technical official and one of which is a team support staff, about something that doesn't have any impact on performance it is a sad bad for the sport."