Daily Echo: Sailsolent with Will Carson

Thomson's 'world beater'

Daily Echo: Alex Thomson, right, and Pepe Ribes

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE ocean racer Alex Thomson has unveiled his latest weapon which he hopes will propel him to victory in a non-stop sprint around the world.

Spanish star completes dream team

Daily Echo: Ian Walker

8:13am Thursday 10th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE round the world sailor Ian Walker has completed his round the world racing crew by hiring Spanish ace Roberto Bermudez.

Olympic legend could make city his new base

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie.

10:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

SIR Ben Ainslie is set to launch a bid for sailing’s most prestigious prize – and he could be doing it from a base in Southampton.

Clipper yachts approach San Francisco

Daily Echo: Action from the Clipper Race

12:13pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

SAILORS taking part in the Clipper round the World Yacht Race will be arriving into San Francisco tomorrow after spending more than three weeks at sea.

VIDEO: Sailor thrown overboard speaks of his ordeal

Daily Echo: Andrew Taylor, 46, is rescued after being thrown overboard after the Derry-Londonderry-Doire yacht battled 'monstrous' storms

6:12pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A MAN thrown overboard during a Hampshire run yacht race has spoken of his fight to survive amid cold waters and mountainous waves.

UPDATE: Dramatic footage of sailor rescued from 'monstrous' storm

Daily Echo: Andrew Taylor, 46, is rescued after being thrown overboard after the Derry-Londonderry-Doire yacht battled 'monstrous' storms

2:51pm Monday 31st March 2014

A SAILOR was thrown overboard as those competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race battled “monstrous” storms in the early hours of this morning.

Seal pops up in Southampton Water

Daily Echo: CLOSE ENCOUNTER: The seal which kept kayaker Steve Blight company during his early morning kayak on Southampton Water

10:12am Thursday 27th March 2014

A KAYAKER made a surprise new friend when out on Southampton Water - a playful seal.

Ainslie puts together his dream team

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie reveals he struggled with bullies at Truro School

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

SAILING star Ben Ainslie says he is depending on his big-name crew in his bid for success in the next round of the Extreme Sailing Series.

Clipper yachts arrive in Southampton's sister city

Daily Echo: Clipper yachts arrive in Southampton's sister city

8:55am Monday 10th March 2014

HAMPSHIRE sailors taking part in the latest leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - which had been interrupted by faults on the competitors' yachts - are arriving this morning in the Southampton's twin city in China, Qingdao.

Leigh gets world title bid off to a flying start

Daily Echo: Leigh McMillan

6:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

CURRENT world champion Leigh McMillan set his bid for a third Extreme Sailing Series title rolling with a podium finish in the opening event.

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