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Oarsome effort at rowing championships

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Grey skies and a tumbling surf greeted crews at the 58th Annual South Coast Rowing Championships at Swanage.

Bart's race is set to be new record

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MORE than 10,000 sailors from all over the world are gearing up to hit the water in a bid to set a new world record for the biggest ever sailing race in memory of Andrew Simpson.

Lymington star Thompson takes Britain's first medal at World Championships

Daily Echo:

4:03pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Lymington’s Nick Thompson claimed Great Britain’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a bronze – in the Laser class today.

Toughest test yet for match race champ

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE match racer Ian Williams will face his toughest test yet when he resumes his bid for a fifth world title.

Thundercat champs

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

LYMINGTON powerboat racers Charlie Hatfield and Bligh Julius will be crowned 2014 Thundercat champs this weekend after building up an unassailable lead.

Boat show welcomes thousands aboard for 2014

Daily Echo:

12:08pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE ribbons were cut, the gates opened and thousands poured into Mayflower Park to get their first glimpse of this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show.

Southampton Boat Show returns for 2014

Daily Echo: Crowds enjoying last year's PSP Southampton Boat Show.

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

IT’S all aboard for the event that boat lovers across the globe have been |waiting for.

Sir Ben may hand over steering role for America’s Cup bid

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

OLYMPIC hero Sir Ben Ainslie has revealed he may hand steering duties over to another team member for his assault on the America’s Cup.

Crunch time for Leigh

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE race ace Leigh McMillan says it’s “crunch time” for his team as they mount their bid for a third consecutive Extreme Sailing Series title.

Park targets dinghy medals in run-up to 2016 Olympics

Daily Echo: FOCUSED; Stephen Park

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

BRITISH sailing team boss Stephen Park has labelled the upcoming dinghy world championships the most important event in the run-up to the 2016 Olympics – and is targeting at least four medals across the ten classes.

Watersports festival is a splash hit

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

The National Watersports Festival, which took place over the weekend on Hayling Island, has been a hailed a success.

Ainslie welcomes America's Cup task

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie

1:09pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Sir Ben Ainslie believes a British team winning the America's Cup for the first time would be 'massive' for the country - but admits he is unsure whether he will form part of the crew at the 2017 event.

Watersports festival makes a splash

Daily Echo:

8:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE ninth National Watersports Festival, the UK’s largest multi-discipline watersport event, is under way in Hampshire.

Thomson in new boat for Vendee Globe race

Daily Echo: Pictures of Alex Thomson's record breaking finish to the Vendee Globe round the world yacht race. Images by Mark Lloyd and the Press Association.

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

ROUND the world racer Alex Thomson has announced that his team are building a new boat for his tilt at winning the Vendee Globe in 2016.

Match racing honour for Vose

Daily Echo: Annabel Vose

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE sailor Annabel Vose has been crowned the best young match racer in the country.

Blood problem could end Sophie's Rio bid

Daily Echo: SECOND PLACE: Eilidh McIntyre and Sophie Weguelin

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

LYMINGTON dinghy ace Sophie Weguelin has suffered a blow to her Rio 2016 campaign after being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis.

Sailability scheme sets sail at Lymington

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Sailing is arguably one of the most physically demanding sports out there.

Classic contenders are coming to Cowes

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

The Solent will again reverberate to the sound of high powered, high octane powerboats this weekend.

Leigh holds off Ainslie’s challenge

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

OLYMPIC star Sir Ben Ainslie scored his first podium finish in this year’s Extreme Sailing Series – but it wasn’t enough to catch fellow Hampshire sailor Leigh McMillan.

World record attempt for Bart

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

An attempt to set the record for the world’s largest sailing race in memory of Olympian Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson has been backed by the UK's minister for sport.

Natasha climbs to greater heights

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

INSPIRATIONAL teen Natasha Lambert is on top of the world – literally – after completing an epic fundraising challenge.

World records tumble as Hampshire’s stars shine

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

HAMPSHIRE’S ocean racing stars are celebrating after toppling a host of world records during a non-stop sprint around Britain.

More power to Hatfield

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

HAMPSHIRE powerboat racer Charlie Hatfield has been crowned champion with a race to spare after a dominating season.

New deal for winter series

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Hampshire’s Hamble Winter Sailing Series is unlikely to lose its way any time soon with a navigation firm announcing a long-term sponsorship deal with the competition.

Young sailor with cerebral palsy completes 430 mile challenge

Daily Echo:

5:31pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

She has sipped and puffed her way around the south coast.

Walker hails record-breaking race victory

Daily Echo:

12:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Ian Walker has described Abu Dhabi Racing’s record-breaking victory in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race as “the perfect performance”.

Walker gets first run on Volvo Ocean Race field

Daily Echo:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

HAMPSHIRE skipper Ian Walker’s crack ocean racing team had the jump on its Volvo Ocean Race rivals last night in a 2,000 mile sprint around Britain.

Dinghy duo are on the road to Rio

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

HAMPSHIRE dinghy stars Nick Thompson and Pippa Wilson set their campaigns for Olympic glory on track with bronze medals at the official test event in Rio.

Ainslie backs America’s Cup

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie.

11:01am Thursday 31st July 2014

OLYMPIC hero Sir Ben Ainslie has thrown his weight behind the next edition of the America’s Cup despite the Australian challengers pulling out.

Lambert closing in on epic goal

Daily Echo:

10:57am Thursday 31st July 2014

DISABLED teen sailor Natasha Lambert last night arrived in Plymouth after completing around a third of an epic solo challenge.

City not bidding to host prestigious sailing race

Daily Echo: Team Great Britain in action

5:20am Tuesday 15th July 2014

IT IS ONE of the world’s most prestigious – and toughest – sailing events.

Clipper race crews head for home

Daily Echo: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet depart Brisbane, Australia, headed for Singapore

10:24am Friday 11th July 2014

LAND ahoy – Hampshire sailors competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race are today due to be sailing back into British waters.

'Fastest man on water' eyes new record

Daily Echo: SPEEDSTER: Paul Larsen with his VSR1

7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Hampshire-based “world’s fastest sailor” has revealed plans for a ground-breaking boat capable of reaching speeds of 75mph on the world’s oceans powered just by wind, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Sailing's golden girls

4:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

Two students and a recent graduate from the University of Southampton scooped gold at the FISU World University Match Racing Championships 2014 in Italy.

Best finish yet for Ainslie's team

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

BEN Ainslie was buoyed after steering his team to their best result yet at the halfway stage of the Extreme Sailing Series.

Big guns roll in for Cowes Week highlight

Daily Echo: Edmond de Rothschild leads the Artemis Challenge yachts at Cowes yesterday.

7:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

HAMPSHIRE skippers Brian Thompson, Sam Davies and Ian Walker will lead a stellar cast of sailors in a charity race around the Isle of Wight.

Round-Island fleet in a crawl

Daily Echo: The slow-moving round-the-island fleet

6:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

You’ve never sailed in your life, you’re aboard a boat with sailing royalty among its crew and you’re about to embark on the Isle of Wight Round the Island Race – that is the definition of out of your depth in my book.

Ainslie targeting race record

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie on his way to winning in last year’s Round the Island race

8:42am Friday 20th June 2014

IT is one of the most iconic images of the region – the brightly coloured sails of hundreds of yachts packing the Solent before squeezing out round The Needles.

Last ditch attempt to get Sir Ben to base America's Cup bid in Southampton

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie: our ablest of seamen

9:24am Monday 16th June 2014

CIVIC chiefs have launched a lastditch bid to bring Sir Ben Ainslie and the promise of 1,000 jobs to Southampton.

Macgregor gets Team GB call

Daily Echo: Lucy MacGregor

7:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

SOUTH coast racer Lucy Macgregor is celebrating after being named in the British sailing team’s 30-sailor squad for the official warm-up regatta for the Rio Olympics.

VIDEO: Ben Ainslie launches Britain's America's Cup bid

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie

8:14pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Lymington sailor Sir Ben Ainslie is aiming to be the skipper of the first British team to win the America's Cup in its 160 year history.

End is in sight for Clipper race

Daily Echo: Action from the Clipper Race

7:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

THE end is in sight. For the past nine months, Hampshire sailors competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have been battling searing heart, storms, mountainous seas and – worst of all – no wind at all.

Ben's cup bid building momentum

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie.

7:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

SAILING superstar Sir Ben Ainslie is on the verge of unveiling the crew with which he hopes to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain for the first time in 150 years.

Young guns get set for toughtest test

Daily Echo: The eight British Solitaire du Figaro contenders

6:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

A RAFT of rising stars from Hampshire will take on the biggest sailing challenge of their lives on Sunday when they join a fleet of world-class sailors for a 2,000-mile solo race.

Lallana and Shaw keen to leave - but Saints standing firm

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana celebrates scoring at White Hart Lane

9:16pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw look set to remain as Saints players going into the World Cup, with the club resisting their desire to be sold.

Williams chasing match racing record

Daily Echo: Ian Williams

7:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

IAN Williams will begin his bid for a record fifth world match racing title next week.

Dad of missing sailor pleas for renewed search

Daily Echo: The Cheeki Rafiki yacht. Picture RYA

6:00am Monday 19th May 2014

THE FATHER of a Hampshire sailor missing at sea has pleaded for authorities to restart the search for his son.

Competitors take to the water for the Hamble River Raid tomorrow

Daily Echo: Biggest ever Hamble River Raid takes to the water

9:20am Friday 16th May 2014

FOR ten years it has seen boats take to the water for an annual fundraising extravaganza – and this year is set to be even bigger and better.

Hants trio ready for fearsome Figaro

Daily Echo: Alan Roberts Rich Mason Sam Matson

6:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

A TRIO of up and coming sailing stars have qualified for one of the toughest solo events in the world, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Dimbleby joins the Race

Daily Echo: David Dimbleby

6:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

BROADCASTER and keen sailor David Dimbleby will fire the starting cannon for this year's Round the Island Race – before jumping onboard a boat and competing himself.


Local Sailing Buzz

Vose wraps up RYA Youth Match Racing crown (link)

rya.org.uk 5:14pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Annabel Vose and team take event honours at WPNSA

Scott seals gold as Santander Worlds draws to a close (link)

rya.org.uk 7:23pm Sun 21 Sep 14

Scott's brings home Finn gold to cap off four medal haul for the British Sailing Team

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