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Ainslie’s America’s Cup Bid Ends in Semi Finals

Land Rover BA Sailing Ben Ainslie

Cornish sailor Sir Ben Ainslie's bid to bring home the America's Cup ended when his crew was beaten in the semi-finals by Emirates Team New Zealand. Land Rover BAR’s first Challenge for the America’s Cup ended on 8 June on the Great Sound, Bermuda, at the 2017 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Playoff Semi-finals. Despite the team’s consistency on the start-line,

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Three Cornish Sailors Selected to be Skipper’s in World’s Longest Ocean Race

Yacht sailing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Three skippers from Cornwall will lead a crew of amateur sailors through Mother Nature’s toughest environments in the 40,000 nautical mile ocean odyssey, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Huw Fernie, from Falmouth, Ashley Skett from Newquay, and Peter Thornton, from Gorran Haven, will take on the huge physical and mental challenge, the only event of its

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Sailors & Revellers Unite for Falmouth Week

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Tens of thousands of visitors flocked to Falmouth in mid August for a week-long festival of sailing, arts and entertainment. Falmouth Week is a firm favourite on Cornwall’s sport and tourism calendars, having grown into one of the largest sailing regatta's in the South West. On the water action featured dinghies, keelboats, multihulls and traditional yachts,

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Ainslie to Race AC45 Catamaran in Britain

Ben Ainslie's J.P. Morgan BAR AC45 catamaran will be racing on British waters for the first time since the Olympics when it competes in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on the 1st June. The famous Race around the Isle of Wight will be the first time that Ainslie will compete on home waters since winning his historic fourth Olympic gold in Weymouth

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Cornishman, Ainslie Makes Olympic History

Ben Ainslie wins gold

Cornwall bred sailor Ben Ainslie became the greatest sailing Olympian of all time during the 2012 Olympics in August. The 35-year-old sailing legend, who learned to sail at Restronguet near Falmouth, eclipsed the record of Denmark’s Paul Elvstrom - previously the most successful Olympic sailor ever with four golds – by claiming his fourth consecutive gold and fifth

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Brits going for Gold in Sundays races in Weymouth

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Ben Ainslie and the British Star pairing of Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, manoeuvred themselves to within striking distance of gold, as they head into Sunday’s showdown medal races following a thrilling day at Weymouth and Portland today (Friday 3 August).Finn star Ainslie goes into the double points’ medal race, two points behind current leader, Jonas

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Ainslie and Team GBR Look Forward to the Olympics

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We're getting excited about seeing Cornwall's sailing superstar Ben Ainslie in action at the Olympics in a few weeks. To help us get fired up for the world class sailing events taking place just up the coast in Weymouth and Portland we've been watching this video featuring the Olympic sailing quad in Scandia Team GBR. The video features a compilation of the Skandia Team

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Super Yachts Race in the Pendennis Cup

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Some of the world's most exclusive yachts have been racing off the Cornish coast in this year's Pendennis Cup. Sailing fans have been treated to some fast-paced action in exciting conditions off the coast of Falmouth. The racing is organised by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, with the yachts cruising past the coastline running from Gull Rock, north of the Roseland

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Ben Ainslie Wins Record Sixth Finn Gold Cup

Ainslie Wins Finn Gold Cup 2012

Falmouth raised sailor and Olympic hero Ben Ainslie made history in home waters, when he won a record sixth Finn Gold Cup at the Falmouth Finn Festival. Following a week of extremes, fluctuating from no wind at all to strong, challenging conditions, the local hero emerged ahead of the world’s best sailors in the Finn dinghy class to take the world title. Though a

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Ben Ainslie Meets Oldest Surviving Gold Medalist from 1948

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Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie posed for photos with David Bond, aged 90, Great Britain’s last surviving Olympic Gold medallist from the London 1948 Games at the  National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth recently. They were pictured together for the museum's Sail for Gold Olympic exhibition which is currently open to the public. The pair

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