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Sir Keith Mills aiming for Cowes Week success

Thu 29 Jul 2010

Sir Keith Mills aiming for Cowes Week success

Sir Keith Mills is hoping that success at Cowes Week - which gets underway on Saturday (July 31st 2010) on the Isle of Wight - will launch a winning campaign at the America's Cup.

The Tottenham Hotspur director is craving a win at the prestigious sailing event and plans to use Cowes Week as a warm-up, reports the Independent.

Sir Keith's Team Origin will be racing against BMW-Oracle in a preview of the America's Cup, which could take place in San Francisco in either 2013 or 2014, depending on sailing schedules, if the city's bid is successful.

BMW-Oracle will be fancied to do well at Cowes Week, after winning the last America's Cup back in February.

"Our team has said from the outset that San Francisco and the bay area have the potential to provide a superb stage on which to host a memorable America's Cup," Russell Coutts, chief executive of BMW-Oracle Racing told the America's Cup website recently.

Cowes Week will run until August 7th, with the annual spectacular fireworks display on August 6th expected to be a highlight.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800007988-ADNFCR

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