Brief

A TRAINEE solicitor at Elborne Mitchell barred from crewing the yacht Arbitrator in a prestigious amateur yacht race after he was labelled a professional has proved he was too busy to moonlight as a sailor. Graham Bailey's duties at the London firm came under scrutiny after the Royal Ocean Racing Club attempted to ban him from the Rolex Commodores' Cup. But the England team captain instructed Elborne Mitchell to challenge the ruling before an international jury. It agreed – no full-time trainee has time for a dual professional career in sailing.