A look at two very different routes to the Rio Games. Multiple Finn World Champion Giles Scott has four boats, three training partners along with one of the world’s leading coaches and technical experts in his team. Meanwhile, Nacra 17 sailors Nikola Girke and Luke Ramsay are self-funded, have no training partners and were sailing a borrowed boat at the Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and still made it to the medal race. In Chicago it was crash and burn as the America’s Cup World Series fleet scorched around the course. Plus, go behind closed doors to see Artemis Racing’s secret race boat in build. Olympic expert Andy Rice explains what makes the Finn tick and why sailing it is like playing rugby. Plus, news from around the world. Published June 27, 2016
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US Navy report: Failure at every level for US ships captured by Iran | CNN.com: "... The report found the crews were poorly prepared, their boats not properly maintained, communication almost entirely lacking, and their conduct after being captured by the Iranians wasn't up to military standards. In a stunning finding, the report said the sailors veered off course almost immediately after heading out to sea and had no idea where they were when a mechanical failure struck one of the boats. "The boat crews could visually see Farsi Island, but were not concerned as they were unaware that it was Iranian or that they were in Iranian waters," the report said..."
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