Sailing: Law's showdown with Gilmour

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The Independent Online

Murphy's law not Chris Law was in control of the final of the Brut Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday, as the stage was set for the showdown between the Briton, who stands No 12 in the world rankings, and the Australian Peter Gilmour, 10 places higher, but with no wind to drive the yachts, writes Stuart Alexander.

Law had forced his way into the final with a 3-1 win over the man who steered New Zealand to victory in the America's Cup earlier this year, Russell Coutts. The first of the best of five had gone to Coutts by just seven seconds, but then Law came back to force Coutts into errors which cost him dear. The Kiwi incurred penalties in all three remaining races, the first which he did not exonerate, so he did not complete the race.