Patience and Bithell pile pressure on Australian favourites

The battle to be top sailing nation between Britain and Australia looks like going to the southern hemisphere but, Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell in the 470 dinghy are giving the pre-Olympic favourites, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page a scary run.

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson 'devastated' after being cruelly denied

After the depredations of its oarsmen, the host nation had hoped to give new lustre to its maritime heritage by taking both the first gold medals at the regatta in Weymouth yesterday. But they have been doing this kind of thing for a fair while in Scandinavia, too, as Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson were reminded in a heart-breaking denouement to the Star series.

Team GB's Ben Ainslie wins fourth consecutive gold medal and becomes

The records just keep coming. They began with Bradley Wiggins, who cycled his way to become the Briton with the largest tally of Olympic medals. On Saturday Team GB had its most successful day in more than a century with six golds. And today Ben Ainslie became the greatest sailor in Olympian history.

Ainslie sets up 'race-off' for fourth gold medal

Ben Ainslie has set himself the toughest of tests if he is to secure a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in what amounts to a "race-off" with his main rival, Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen, tomorrow.

Ben Ainslie is confident of securing a sailing gold

Ben Ainslie remains confident of securing a fourth Olympic gold medal despite faltering once again on a day when the British sailing team were hit by news that Paul Goodison's regatta could be in jeopardy.