Sport The French father and son pairing of Pascal (left) and son Alexis Loison became the first doublehanded winners in the 45th Rolex Fastnet Race in Plymouth in one of the smallest boats, the 33-foot Night and Day

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Words: Experiential, adj.

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Words: Beguine, n.

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