Calling sailing elitist is a misconception Of course all sports at the highest level are expensive to compete; it costs a fortune to win the Tour de France. But in terms of grass-roots level, it's relatively inexpensive; you don't need your own dinghy, and at my local club in Lymington, local school pupils can sail for a fiver – that's comparable to any other sport.
America's Cup Of Sailing
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Wednesday 15 May 2013
The British Olympic gold medal winner died during training for the race
Artemis flipped during manoeuvre: America's Cup boat accident that killed British Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson was repeat of a similar training accident last year
Saturday 11 May 2013
Simpson was trapped under the water for up to 15 minutes before his body was found
Tributes paid to British Olympic gold medallist sailor Andrew 'Bart' Simpson killed on America's Cup challenger Artemis in San Francisco Bay but how could he be trapped in capsized boat for 10 minutes?
Friday 10 May 2013
Officials from the world’s most famous sailing competition are investigating how a British Olympic gold medal-winner came to be trapped underwater in his capsized boat for up to ten minutes, as team-mates and competitors alike tried to come to terms with the death of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson.
Friday 10 May 2013
His colleague Andy Green said that before going to the US he had been thinking about retirement
Thursday 07 March 2013
British Olympian Leigh McMillan is second
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Swiss solo sailor Bernard Stamm has been disqualified by the international jury overseeing the race from the Vendée Globe round the world singlehander.
Saturday 01 December 2012
In a major shake-up at the Swedish-backed America’s Cup challenger Artemis skipper Terry Hutchinson has been “released” and British triple Olympic medallist Iain Percy has been made sailing team director.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Ben Ainslie may have called time on his Olympic career yesterday but he is already looking forward to the next chapter, which he hopes will bring success in the America's Cup.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Four-time Olympic sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie has announced he will not compete at Rio 2016.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Spying is set to spark new battle lines in the America’s Cup as tempers fray on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. At odds are the €90m Italian team Luna Rossa, backed by the Prada luxury goods house, and the San Francisco-based, Lord knows how many millions Oracle team, holders of the cup and backed by computer software billionaire Larry Ellison.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Britain has failed to raise a team for the Youth America's Cup. As the deadline for entries closed on 31 October, all three attempts, one of which planned to race under the Ben Ainslie Racing banner.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Oracle Team USA, defender of the 34 America’s Cup, suffered a second humiliating and expensive setback when it capsized its giant AC72 catamaran on San Francisco Bay during a training session.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
A Swedish-based all woman team is the first to announce an entry for the next Volvo round the world race in 2014/15.
Sunday 01 July 2012
They are the boats that time forgot. With 180ft masts – taller than a cross-channel ferry – and needing a crew of 30 to sail, J Class yachts were designed for the most decadent sailors of the Thirties.
Saturday 19 May 2012
The America's Cup fleet sailed into the Grand Canal, in front of Venice's St Mark's Square, yesterday as the event nears its end.
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