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French photographer Gilles Martin-Raget narrowly escaped serious injury or worse when a barely in control Team New Zealand hit a mark boat on which he was working for the America’s Cup World Series in Narragansett Bay ahead of the final regatta of the series, which starts Thursday.

Heather Stanning (left) and Helen Glover strike gold yesterday

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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are on course to make history for Great Britain at the Olympics after winning a third consecutive Rowing World Cup gold medal in Munich yesterday.

Jens Gram-Hansen (second from left) at the helm of SAP in the Extreme Sailing Series off Istanbul

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South coast gales in an English summer were in stark contrast to the race track off Istanbul, between the Aegean and the Bosphorus, as the founder and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series, Mark Turner predicted: “There will be less professional sailing events in the next three to five years.”

Windsurf-kiteboard row overshadows Skandia Sail opening

Any lack of wind and racing on the opening of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta, the last chance to tune up before the Olympic rings move in next month, was more than made up by the rumour mill about machinations within the International Sailing Federation to overturn a decision made last month to throw out the windsurfers and replace them with kiteboards in Brazil in 2016.

Reigning world champion Ian Williams resumes winning form in Korea

Ian Walker holds lead in Volvo Ocean Race whilst Ian Williams takes command in Korea

Two British Ians had a good day at the helm with double Olympic medallist Walker holding the lead just 100 miles from the finish of leg seven of the Volvo round the world race and reigning world champion Williams leading the Korea match race championship as he started his 2012 defence.

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America’s Cup gives youth a chance in Venice

It was a bit like launching a sports car in Oxford Street and taking it for a spin down to Piccadilly Circus – or, in the case of San Francisco, Union Square – but the latest spin-off in the development of the America’s Cup brand took place in front of the Palazzo Ducale, next to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square and will give youth a chance.

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Ben Ainslie back in battle with fellow Britons in Falmouth

Ben Ainslie is back into another knife-fight with his fellow Britons after the first day of the Finn class world championship in Falmouth. He is still a banker for a fourth gold at the Olympic Games regatta in Weymouth.

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You don't have to be a prince (charming or otherwise), to gain entry to Club 33, the private members' establishment at 33 Royal Street on the Disneyland estate in California, but having the deep pockets of royalty probably helps.

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Giles Scott beats Ben Ainslie in UK Finn national championships

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Kitesurfing looks to blow windsurfing out of the Olympic water

The future of the ubiquitous windsurfer in the Olympic games sailing competitions will be decided at a vote in Italy on Saturday.

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A last ditch attempt by the city's port authorities to rescue a vital component of the America’s Cup in San Francisco next year is being hammered out with the event organisers.

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