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Sailing: Ainslie in 6th place at Weymouth

Ben Ainslie had a difficult start Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/PA

Three-time gold medallist Ben Ainslie could only finish today's first Finn race in sixth place as Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen proved he was no one-day wonder. The 35-year-old got off to a decent start yesterday, collecting two second places.

Hogh-Christensen was the victor in both races and impressed again this afternoon, finishing second to New Zealand's Dan Slater in Weymouth Bay. Ainslie, meanwhile, had to settle for sixth place after a difficult start.

The gold medal favourite had been close to Hogh-Christensen but lost ground upwind as he finished behind the Dane for a third successive race.

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Finn Gold Cup: Ainslie scores hat trick on Day 5

Triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie is 'within a whisker' of his sixth Finn World title. The sailor, who grew up in Cornwall, triumphed over some of the roughest conditions the dinghys have ever faced in Falmouth Bay. He took three race wins and is in the lead with just one day's racing left.

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Ben Ainslie won't rest after tomorrow's medal race. On Saturday he'll take the Olympic Torch on the first leg of its journey from Land's End Credit: ITV Westcountry

Ben Ainslie describes Olympic Torch relay as 'great honour'

Cornwall's Ben Ainslie has been announced as the first torchbearer for the Olympic Torch Relay. He will start the Torch Relay from Land’s End on 19 May on its journey through the UK.

Speaking to The West Country Tonight Ben told said it was a great honour and said it would ba a fantastic moment for the whole country and for Cornwall:

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