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America's Cup challenger Ainslie itching for SailGP fray

27 Feb 2020

LONDON Tackling the twin peaks of the America's Cup and the high-octane SailGP racing circuit is part of Ben Ainslie's grand plan to create the world's leading sailing outfit.

Spain surprises SailGP Australian defender Slingsby in warm-up

26 Feb 2020

LONDON Australian skipper Tom Slingsby has been stunned by the performance of SailGP newcomers Spain in practice ahead of his crew's title defence, which starts in Sydney Harbour on Friday.

Endeavor steps on board SailGP in deal valuing it at $200 million

06 Feb 2020

LONDON SailGP said on Thursday it had sold a minority stake to sports and entertainment group Endeavor in a deal valuing the fledgling sailing event backed by Oracle's billionaire founder Larry Ellison at $200 million.

Mnuchin goads Greta, Saudis in spotlight and Merkel - what to expect at Davos on Thursday

23 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland Here's what to watch for at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting on Thursday:

Prince Charles in spotlight, Trump heading home - What to watch for on Wednesday

22 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum rolls on in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

DAVOS-Prince Charles in spotlight, Trump heading home - What to watch for on Wednesday

22 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum rolls on in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

Denmark joins sea battle for SailGP's $1 million prize

11 Dec 2019

LONDON A Danish team will challenge crews from Australia, China, France, Britain, Japan and the United States in next year's $1 million (£779,423.23) prize, high-octane SailGP catamaran circuit.

Ainslie adds SailGP to INEOS Team UK's pursuit of America's Cup

26 Nov 2019

LONDON Ben Ainslie will helm the British entry in the 2020 series of SailGP with backing from INEOS Team UK, adding the catamaran competition to his campaign to win the America's Cup in New Zealand in 2021.

Thomson readies trans-Atlantic take-off in Vendee quest

25 Oct 2019

LONDON Looking more like a Star Wars fighter than a yacht, a new IMOCA 60 will be tested this week by Alex Thomson as he hopes to become the first British sailor to win the Vendee Globe in 2020.

Ainslie aims to rule America's Cup new wave with historic 'Britannia'

04 Oct 2019

PORTSMOUTH, England Ben Ainslie named his new multi-million-dollar America's Cup yacht "Britannia" on Friday as he launched the revolutionary foiling AC75 he hopes will bring international sport's oldest trophy back to Britain.

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