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Giles Scott And INEOS TEAM UK Step Up Preparations For America's Cup Challenge

Giles Scott is confident that the rebranded INEOS TEAM UK are better placed for a serious attempt at winning the Auld Mug after an encouraging team debut in the 2016 America's Cup Challenger Series. For the 36th America’s Cup, holders Team New Zealand and Challenger of Record Luna Rossa agreed to a change of design, returning to the mono-hull roots of the race but incorporating hydro-foiling into the boats in the AC75 class.

Hannah Mills relishing new partnership before Tokyo 2020 title defence

Hannah Mills is confident her new partnership with Eilidh McIntyre can help her seal a third Olympic medal in the 470 at Tokyo 2020, with the Games now a year away. Having followed up London 2012 silver with gold at Rio 2016, Mills' longtime partner Saskia Clark opted to retire. After time away from her favoured boat, Mills, 31, returned to the 470 in January 2018 with McIntyre, the daughter of 1980 Olympic champion Mike McIntyre.

Giles Scott happy to multi-task with Olympic and America's Cup glory

Giles Scott is aiming to bow out of the Olympics by defending the Finn gold medal he won at Rio 2016. With Wednesday marking one year until the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony the upcoming Games is likely to be Scott's last, but he goes into it in good form after being crowned European champion in May. The Finn class will not feature at Paris 2024 and the 32-year-old is also ready to focus on other challenges as tactician for INEOS TEAM UK's 2021 America's Cup Campaign.

Ocean Sailor Pip Hare Prepares To Conquer The Toughest Race On Earth

No matter how you look at it, the Vendee Globe remains one of the toughest sporting challenges in history. Covering 24,000 miles, three oceans and often lasting more than three months, the non-stop, solo circumnavigation of the globe is among the most brutal tests of human endurance imaginable. Across 49 years and nine races there have been just 167 entries, and only 89 of those have completed the "Everest of the seas"—more have been to space.

Pip Hare prepares to compete in Vendee Globe round-the-world race

On November 8 2020, ocean sailor Pip Hare will be on the start line to compete in one of the most demanding sports events in history. Only 167 entrants have attempted the 24,000-mile, single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world Vendee Globe race since the first edition in 1989. Just 89 have completed it. But for Hare just reaching the start line is a triumph, a journey 10 years in the making that has seen her overcome a serious road traffic accident, a severe lack of funding and more than a little scepticism.

Winning Teen Joins Alex

Round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson predicted a bright future on the water for Tottenham youngster Montel Fagan-Jordan. Hugo Boss skipper Thomson is currently second in the 3,000-mile transatlantic Route Du Rhum race from St Malo to Guadeloupe as he begins plotting his path to Vendee Globe glory in 2020. But before the race, Thomson took time to highlight the potential of 2017 Young Sailor of the Year Fagan-Jordan, 18, who has joined his team for the next year.

Looking Forward!

Alex Thomson paid tribute to the huge turnout in St Malo before departing on his maiden attempt to win the Route Du Rhum. Competing in the 3,000-mile race from St Malo to Guadeloupe for the first time, Thomson currently sits first, ahead of Frenchman Boris Herrmann. And the Hugo Boss skipper was impressed by the vast crowds that attended the start in St Malo, with around 2.5million people predicted to have visited the race village in the build-up.

Six lessons from the America's Cup qualifiers

Hampered by inconsistency and holding a less-than-impressive record of four wins and six losses, Land Rover BAR have it all to do to overhaul their semi-final opponents Team New Zealand. Statistics show the British team are the best off the start line, but poor boat speed and a habit of picking up unwelcome penalties has cost them heavily. However, skipper Sir Ben Ainslie has proven time and time again his ability to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. There have been signs of progress as

Davies claims historic win

TEAM SCA have beaten the odds to secure a remarkable victory in leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon to Lorient. Skippered by Portsmouth’s Sam Davies, the first all-female outfit to compete in the competition for 12 years overcame testing conditions and penalty points to win the penultimate leg of the round-the-world series. The team had finished last in each of the previous legs and also suffered a two-point penalty for infringing on a restricted area during the seventh race. Their
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