Ainslie leads way for Britain in Finn

Britain turned on the power on the Olympic track that is Weymouth Bay yesterday, going into the clubhouse with three of the top seven Finn sailors, among them triple gold and silver medallist Ben Ainslie, second, and Giles Scott third.

As the big fleets, like the 49ers, Lasers and windsurfers split into gold and silver en route to finding the top 10 in all 10 classes for the medal-deciding races on Saturday, the most disappointed was the new 470 women's pairing of Sarah Ayton and Saskia Clark, who are 21st and will struggle to reach the medal zone.