A QUARTET of sailors from Falmouth topped an international contest around the iconic Lake Garda in Italy.

Duncan Adams, Craig Brown, Liam Green and Ryan Barnicoat battled their way to the Euro Cup title at the International Viper Regatta which saw crews from across the globe participate.

It was an incredibly tight competition from the outset as the Cornish team won the first two races, but were then pegged back by the Australian trio Rod Beurteaux, Jon Subbs and Kim Leunig.

By the time the last of the 12 races started, there was just one point in it for the crown.

With a good performance needed to decided who would win, the Cornishmen found their top form as they clocked up speeds of just under 24 knots to sprint home to a deserving victory.