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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.

Gold or glory dilemma for British sailing squad

Sail for gold or sail for glory is the dilemma facing a confident British squad going into the UK staging of a world championship event for Olympic boats on the track which will host the Games next year.

America's Cup changes considered

Changes to the format of the America’s Cup preliminary events are being considered in San Francisco by the holder, Larry Ellison’s Oracle Racing Team, the sponsoring Golden Gate Yacht Club and the organisation they have set up to arrange regattas over the next 48 months, the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA).

David Cameron, the NHS and a £400,000 yacht

Earlier this week David Cameron gave a speech on the Government’s NHS reforms.

Skype co-founder on learning curve at the Audi Medcup

Niklas Zennström spent last winter with two central tasks. One was putting all the finishing touches to the selling of the company in which he was a co-founder, Skype, to Microsoft for £5.2bn. The other was keeping day to day tabs on the design, build, launch and commissioning of his new racing yacht, like the others named Rán, the Norse goddess of storms, who specialised in sinking ships and collecting the bodies of drowned sailors.

Challenger of Record resigns from America's Cup

For the first time in its long history, the America’s Cup is to see the resignation of the Challenger of Record and the appointment of a replacement.

Damien Iehl wins Match Race France

Match Race France was won in France in a final contested by two Frenchmen as the opening of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour was brought to a brisk end. A Mistral was threatening to scream through Marseille at 40 knots on what was originally scheduled to be the finals day, Sunday.

Ian Williams struggles at World Match Racing Tour

Trial in Marseille, tribulation in Rome as former world champion Ian Williams struggled to make the cut in the opening World Match Racing Tour grand prix of the season and the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, Mascalzone Latino, abandoned any hope of competing in 2013.

ISAF confirms removal of events for 2016 games

Two potential British Olympic medal winners in 2012 were given final notice in St. Petersburg today that their events would be chopped from the 2016 games in Brazil.

Ainslie displays dinghy racer dominance

Triple Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie rammed home his dominance as the world’s top singlehanded dinghy racer with a team-inspiring second gold medal at world series event, this time in Hyeres, France.

Mixed fortunes for British champions in China

Two British champions were at the bookends of the 11-boat fleet contesting the second Extreme Sailing Series of the season in Qingdao, China.

Extreme Sailing Series hit by 'challenging' conditions

Collisions and capsizes punctuated the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta off the Olympic sailing venue of Qingdao on Friday.

Round-world record for sailor Dee Caffari

British sailor Dee Caffari became the only woman to have sailed around the world non-stop three times when she finished the Barcelona World Race today.

Ainslie takes emphatic win at Princess Sofia regatta

The boy Ben is back. Triple gold and silver Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie, freed from the cares of a possible America’s Cup campaign, was rewarded for some concentrated winter training with an emphatic win in the singlehanded Finn class at Spain's Princess Sofia regatta today.

British sailors lead their catagories in Palma

Britain's Beijing gold medal-winning sailors Ben Ainslie, Paul Goodison and Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson lead their respective classes at the halfway stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series event in Palma.

China announce America's Cup participation plans

China has announced that it will contest the historic America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. The cup, born out of an American win off the Isle of Wight in 1851, is now held by computer software billionaire Larry Ellison’s Oracle Racing.

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