Peter O’Leary and David Burrows have won gold at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, the host venue for the 2012 Olympics.

The Providence Resources Irish Olympic Sailors performed consistently during the regatta, residing in the top three throughout.

They were third overall heading in to today’s medal race but a third-place finish in the double points race saw them jump ahead of rivals Scheidt & Prada of Brazil and Percy & Simpson of Britain.

ISA Performance Director James O’Callaghan enthused “It was a fantastic race under pressure from Peter and David.

"It was nerve-racking to watch but both boys were elated as they crossed the line to claim gold”.