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Big Ben Ainslie, rockin' Dane Hoegh-Christensen sail for Finn class Olympic gold

08/04/2012 11:32 EDT | Updated 10/04/2012 05:12 EDT
WEYMOUTH, England - One has been called the greatest sailor Britain has seen since Admiral Lord Nelson, who was felled by a musket shot during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 but lived long enough to learn of victory over the French and Spanish fleets.

The other is a red-bearded Dane who works for concert promoter Live Nation and is proud of founding a metal music festival called Copenhell.

It'll be epic in many ways Sunday when Ben Ainslie sails in front of a flag-waving, partisan crowd in his pursuit of his fourth straight gold medal, which would make him the most successful Olympic sailor ever.

In the way of his nautical coronation is Denmark's Jonas Hoegh-Christensen, who has led the Finn class since Race 1 and said he feels no pressure going into his final Olympic race.

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