Cowes Week success for Midland father-son team

A Midlands father-son sailing team have posted one of the biggest results in this year's Cowes Week regatta.

John Mander and his son Rupert, from Offchurch in Leamington Spa, have finished in first place every day over the past week - except Sunday when John fell overboard during the race.

The pair have been racing their Flying 15 since 1987, and - despite being one of the smallest boats in the event - have only twice missed out on the regatta trophy.

And this year will be no different as they prepare to come home with the challenge trophy once again.

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