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British sailing team hopes to get Newey onboard

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie is trying to raise £80 million ($135 million) and secure help from the Formula One racing world in a bid to bring the America's Cup trophy to Britain in 2017. Ainslie won the regatta last year as a crew member of Oracle Team USA, which defended its title in a stunning comeback to beat Emirates Team New Zealand. 'But standing there on the podium lifting the America's Cup, it did cross my mind that it would be much more fulfilling with a British team, and so that is the goal,' Ainslie said Tuesday. Ainslie, knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2012, launched his project at a ceremony in London attended by the Duchess of Cambridge, a keen sailor...
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