SAILING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ainslie leads British crew to America's Cup World Series win

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) Former Olympic star Ben Ainslie of Britain led his Land Rover BAR team to victory in the America's Cup World Series on Sunday. Ainslie beat his former skipper, Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA, by two points, with the winning margin secured on a late charge in the final race. Ainslie's crew finished second, fourth and third in Sunday's races. It had two firsts...
Via Associated Press
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Ainslie wins first America's Cup World Series stop of 2015

PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) The hometown Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing has been declared the winner of the first America's Cup World Series of the year after Sunday's racing was canceled because of gale-force wind. Ainslie was declared the winner based on his slim lead over Emirates Team New Zealand and two-time defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA after Saturday's two...
Via Associated Press
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Aussie Slingsby sails to Laser gold

A dip in the English Channel never felt so good. Tom Slingsby of Australia won the Olympic sailing gold medal in the men's Laser class Monday by match-racing his closest competitor, Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus, to the back of the fleet. After crossing the line in ninth place in the medals race, Slingsby, a tactician with America's Cup champion Oracle Racing, capsized his boat in...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Sailing siblings Zach, Paige Railey off to London

(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer When it's time to line up to march into the stadium for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, Zach Railey will make sure little sister Paige is at his side. It's the moment the sailing siblings from Clearwater, Fla., have been waiting years for. ''It will sink in for us when we walk in together at the opening...
Via FOX Sports
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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