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Can Ainslie add to the Olympic Gold Rush?

Ben Ainslie prepares to bid for Gold in the Finn Class. Photo: PA

After a rush of home grown olympic medals all eyes in the sailing world will be focused on Weymouth bay today as Cornwall's Ben Ainslie hopes to add to the gold rush with a win in the Finn Class final.

Ainslie will be hoping to capitalise on home advantage as he bids to become the most successful sailor in Olympic history. But he faces a tough challenge from Danish rival Jonas Hogh-Christensen. As Ainslie competes for his fourth Gold medal, fellow West Country sailors Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson will be hoping to defend their title in the Star Class.

Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson are part of Team GB's sailing squad competing for Olympic Gold. Credit: PA

Iain Percy, from Bristol and Andrew Simpson, from Sherborne in Dorset, will be hoping their double act can also add to the medal tally. Although they haven't enjoyed the same profile as Ainslie the pair have proven they can deliver.

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson in training for the Star class final. Credit: PA

Success in the Star Class would make Iain Percy a triple Gold medallist. Today's races are short sharp affairs lasting around 30 minutes.

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