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Luna Rossa wins Naples leg of World Series

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Two silvers for Britain add to medal hoard in Palma

Britain added two silver medals to the gold and silver already secured at the World Cup Regatta in Palma de Mallorca.

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Moment that sank hopes of Falklands peace deal

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