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.
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Documents claim the supermodel allegedly urged the widow of a man killed by the crash in the Bahamas, to take a payout
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Is poker a sport? Well, like many of Great Britain’s medal-winning disciplines at London 2012, it’s done sitting down and there’s a great deal of skill involved, so let’s not quibble. Where it does differ, though, is that you can play it online for big money, which is where a teenaged Brisbane computer whizz named Daniel Tzvetkoff entered the picture.
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A toddler was rescued by a ferry crewman after she fell into the River Mersey today.
So near and yet so far, Britain’s Olympic sailing supremo Sir Ben Ainslie, four golds and a silver, had to give best to the first Italian winner of the Argo Group Gold Cup, winner of the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour grand prix, Francesco Bruni.
A vast flotilla of yachts gathers in the Italian port of Trieste for the annual Barcolana regatta over the weekend.
A bid to knock out his nearest rival for a successful defence of his world match racing title was behind Ian Williams' choice of Taylor Canfield as his quarter final opponent at the Argo Group Gold Cup regatta in Bermuda.
The action is taking place in Bermuda
Olympic legend tells Stuart Alexander in Bermuda about creating The Simpson Foundation and how time is against him to create a British America's Cup team
Defending world champion Ian Williams is sharing the limelight this week with fellow Briton and race-track rival Sir Ben Ainslie. It at least leaves the other 18 teams competing in the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) event to concentrate on the job in hand.