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After double Olympic gold medalist Sarah Ayton (GBR), this week announced that she is to retire from sailing with immediate effect in favour of parenthood, I began looking into who might be the next hot contenders in the Women’s 470 Class, for the Olympic title at the London 2012 Games.  

First up in the ISAF World Cup 2010 Ranking are Ingrid Petitjean and Nadège Douroux, from Marseille and Kongens Lyngby, Denmark respectively – flying the French flag. During a training session in their home port of Marseille, Christophe Launay donned a wetsuit and took to the water himself: “It’s really something to watch the fluidity and calculated movements of this talented pair.”  – Lia Ditton