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    The best one yet.

    That's how Peter Burling and Blair Tuke rate their fifth 49er sailing world championship crown.

    The Olympic champions have claimed the title in Auckland after finishing fourth in the medal race, with their only likely challengers, Germany, crossing in third.

    Burling and Tuke had an eight point buffer heading into the double points event.

    Fellow-New Zealanders Logan Dunning-Beck and Oscar Gunn crossed second, to move up to fifth overall.

    Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have finished seventh in the 49erFX to claim sixth overall.

    Olivia Mackay and Jason Saunders finished the best of the New Zealanders in the Nacra17 in 17th.



    The Auckland Tuatara have created their own piece of franchise history with their 4-2 victory over the Canberra Cavalry in the Australian Baseball League.

    The game four win saw the Tuatara notch up a maiden series triumph at home by winning three of their four encounters.



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     Other Sailing News
     09 Aug: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are keeping well away from the politics of the America's Cup
     07 Aug: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke remain committed to defending their Olympic 49er title next year despite taking on another big commitment
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     28 Jul: INEOS Team UK insist they're happy with where they are at despite only sailing their first America's Cup boat once or twice a week in Portsmouth
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     24 Jul: A favourable forecast next week will see American Magic start sailing their AC75 monohull Defiant on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour from Monday
     20 Jul: The first America's Cup Challenger to arrive in Auckland is just about ready to sail its first boat on the Waitemata Harbour
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