Sailor Disqualified from World Champs
Ben Ainslie jumps aboard media boat
Three-time Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Ben Ainslie was disqualified from the world championships in Perth on Saturday after he boarded a media boat and berated the captain and crew. Ainslie, who was leading the championships at the time, felt that the media boat had impeded his progress. The International Sailing Federation could have imposed a two-year ban, potentially eliminating Ainslie from next year’s Olympics. Ainslie called the federation’s ruling a “massive overreaction.”
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