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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.

Quantum lead cut by Matador in TP52 World Championship

An emphatic win in the 28-mile coastal race by the Argentinian yacht Matador pushed them up to second overall in the TP52 World Championship and cut the lead of America’s Quantum to just one point.

Synergy impress at TP52 World Championship

The Russians in the form of the Synergy team put in a strong performance on the first day of the TP52 World Championship on a perfect day for racing.

British 'bitterly disappointed' at withdrawal from America's Cup

Britain is pulling out of one of the pinnacle events in world yacht racing, the America's Cup.

Team Origin pull out of America's Cup

Britain is pulling out of one of the pinnacle events in world yacht racing, the America’s Cup.

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Origin end on a high note in Sardinia

The notorious Mistral blew the Audi MedCup off its Sardinian track on Saturday, but not before a boisterous finale saw Britain's Team Origin bring the curtain down on a high note and Emirates Team New Zealand, with back-to-back championship wins, confirm its place as the world’s top sailing outfit.

Racing cancelled in Audi MedCup

With all Audi MedCup racing cancelled in a drenched and miserable Cagliari the focus turned to the introduction of a new class to join the circuit next year, confirmation that Audi will back the event for three more years, and some dithering on the part of the America's Cup challengers.

Team Origin struggle in Audi MedCup

Coastal races have not been happy hunting grounds for Britain's Team Origin in the 2010 Audi MedCup series and in the last of the four which have been staged this year, the story repeated itself.

Team New Zealand off to a flyer in the Audi MedCup

It took Emirates Team New Zealand an opening race to clear its throat and then the defending champions of the Audi MedCup series were in full harmony to finish second in the second race and solo supremacy to win the third.

Cutler delighted to be part of Audi MedCup

John Cutler is a professional sportsman. Born near Maine Road, he is still a Manchester City fan, he won an Olympic bronze medal for New Zealand in 1988, married a lady from Vancouver called Caroline, and lives in Aix-en-Provence when not in Auckland. His life, he says, is "kind of precarious."

America's Cup rejuvenation continues

The fanfares promising a spectacular future for the America's Cup have been followed by two key appointments, one Australian, one British, to run not only the Cup but all of its associated events.

'New era' for America's Cup

The America's Cup is back on track. It may not be a track to everyone's liking but a "new era" was promised by the boss of the defending team, Russell Coutts, in his BMW-Oracle base in Valencia today.

Billionaire saves marine reserve plans

A Swiss billionaire has stepped in to save plans to create the world's largest marine reserve from public spending cuts, it emerged today.

Coutts to unveil future of America's Cup

The bumpy road that has been the America's Cup for the last three years is set to become more smooth in Valencia on Monday when Russell Coutts unveils plans to boost its future, including a new boat, a new format, the year in which it will be staged, and rules for the competitors.

Dream comes true for Ed Wright in San Francisco

The dream came true on San Francisco Bay for 32-year old Ed Wright with a tour de force win of the Gold Cup world championship in the heavyweight Olympic singlehander, the Finn.

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