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However, it will need a lot bigger budget if it is to have any hope of winning, with further investment being sought from the French army and navy
Team Alvimedica, the Turkish/American entry skippered by Charlie Enright, won the final leg of the Volvo round the race from Lorient to Gothenberg, but the overall winner, with a leg to spare, was British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.
The Wave are in the lead at the half way point
Predicted light winds has seen the last stage of the Solitaire du Figaro reduced by 90 miles
British lead the way in Weymouth as Rio 2016 squad begins to take shape
Talks are underway
The domination of Giles Scott in the heavy Olympic singlehanded Finn class brought another gold medal at the inaugural re-launch of the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres. Another Brit, Ed Wright, secured the bronze, sandwiching Vasilij Zbogar of Slovenia and confirmed Britain’s authority in the class which started with Iain Percy winning gold in Sydney and Ben Ainslie taking up the baton for three more.
Former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker expected to be in the lineup
Walker is still waiting for his first leg victory of the round the world race
Williams was tied on four titles each with Australia’s Peter Gilmour, whose son David he beat in the quarter-final
Defending champion, Taylor Canfield of the U.S. Virgin Islands, was still hanging like a huge shadow over Williams at the end of day two
By spreading into other countries as part of a marketing offensive, they have ended up with a currency defence mechanism
Fleet of 117 set sail on race south
Ainslie's JP Morgan BAR entry suffered rudder damage in a collision with Swiss team Realteam
Leigh McMillan needs to win Down Under and hope Morgan Larson skippers Alinghi to no better than sixth in order to hold on to his title
The Danish entry hit trouble on the second leg of the round the world race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi