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It went down to the wire. Kenny Read’s American-flagged Puma had been in hand-to-hand combat with French rival Franck Cammas until Groupama’s mast fell down on the home straight of the fifth leg of the Volvo round the world race from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil.

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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.

Ian Walker takes victory at home port in Volvo inshore race

For once the dream script came true as Britain’s Ian Walker took the Abu Dhabi entry in the Volvo round the world race to victory in the inshore race of his new home port.

Hosts backed to rule Olympic waves

Britain, who topped the sailing medal table four years ago, will be in contention for a podium place in all 10 categories at London 2012, according to the man charged with ensuring the home nation rule their own waves.

The Duchess of Cambridge turns 30 tomorrow

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She's joined the scouts, drunk Dom Perignon, and bagged a prince. As the Duchess of Cambridge turns 30 tomorrow, Matthew Bell, who follows suit in August, finds out how many must-do-before-you're-30 achievements Kate Middleton can tick off, and compares notes. How many have you done?

Matt Whitfield,14, from Penarth, is highest-placed of the five-strong British team at the Optimist World Championship in Napier, New Zealand

Britain's young Optimists head New Zealand way

A Maori war canoe led them out of the haven that is Napier Sailing Club to their appointed battleground. The training was over. The drenching opening ceremony in a memorial to yet another of the earthquakes on these southern Pacific islands could not dissolve the smiles.

Team Korea during the America's Cup World Series

Doubts remain over Naples staging America’s Cup World Series regatta

Further doubt over the viability of staging the next America’s Cup World Series regatta in Naples next April was cast by the decision to unload all the boats and equipment in Valencia instead of taking it to Naples this weekend.

The talent and experience of Hannah Mills (right) and crew Saskia Clark produced a silver medal in the 470 world championship off Fremantle

Success for Mills and Clark in Fremantle

She weighs just 51kgs but Hannah Mills packs a punch that could lead to the Olympic Games medal podium next summer with relatively new sailing partner Saskia Clark.

Head to head, the Americans (left) beat the British for the women’s world match racing championship at the mouth of the Swan River in Fremantle

Strong fight from Britain's Olympians in world championship final

The scoreline says 0-4 but Britain’s Olympic match race trio of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor put up a tooth and nail fight against the Americans in the world championship final.

The physical strain is etched on the faces of Iain Percy (right) and crew Andrew Simpson

Double injury blow for British sailing hopes

Injuries have hit British medal prospects at the world championships of sailing in Fremantle. Double Olympic gold medallist Iain Percy was brought ashore in agony today when suffering back spasm pains which he fears have forced him out of a bid for a second world championship title in the Star two-man keelboat.

Britain leads Star class world championship

Britain leads the Star class world championship, one of 10 being contested off Fremantle, W. Australia, as reigning Olympic gold medallists Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have been the most consistent of the 41 with a scoreline of 4,3,5,4.

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