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Britain claims its first Star Class title

Updated: August 23, 2002, 10:56 PM ET
Reuters

LOS ANGELES -- Skipper Iain Percy and crewman Steven Mitchell of Great Britain won the Star Class World Championship Regatta on Friday.

Percy, who won the Olympic gold medal in the finn class in 2000, and Mitchell, secured the championship with a 41-second victory over Australia's Colin Beashel and David Giles in Santa Monica Bay.

With the victory, Percy and Mitchell became the first British entrants to win the Star Class World Championship since the event began in 1922.

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