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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

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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.

Extreme effort by Olympic stars

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie, middle, with fellow Extreme Sailing Series crew members Nick Hutton, Pippa Wilson, Paul Goodison and Matt Cornwell.

6:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

HAMPSHIRE sailing stars Ben Ainslie, Paul Goodison and Pippa Wilson will draw on their Olympic gold-medal winning experiences as they attempt to win the latest round of the Extreme Sailing Series.

Test for all-women crew

Daily Echo: Sam Davies

11:10pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

AN all-woman ocean racing team led by Hampshire sailors Sam Davies and Dee Caffari is halfway through its first major test – a 3,500-mile sprint across the Atlantic.

Sailing quintet head for France

Daily Echo: Sailing quintet head for France

11:06pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE'S up and coming sailing stars have headed back to France in preparation for their next test – a 340-mile sprint around the Brittany coastline.

Sir Ben: Island race unmissable

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

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

OLYMPIC hero Sir Ben Ainslie has issued a ‘call to arms’ to seasoned sailors and landlubbers alike ahead of this year’s Round the Island Race.

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.

Clipper race halted due to safety fears

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

4:14pm Monday 24th February 2014

THE latest leg of the round-the-world Clipper Race has been dramatically halted amid safety fears.

Leigh bids for series hat-trick

Daily Echo: Leigh McMillan

6:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

HAMPSHIRE sailing star Leigh McMillan will aim to pick up where he left off when he starts his bid for a third consecutive Extreme Sailing Series title tomorrow.

Diamond's sparkle attracts Volvo

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

7:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Hampshire sailor Hannah Diamond has received giant boost in her mission to compete at the Rio Olympics in 2016 by getting selected to join Team Volvo after a bronze medal at the ISAF World Cup Regatta in Miami.

Ian happy with his crew

Daily Echo: IAN WALKER

7:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

HAMPSHIRE round the world racer Ian Walker has bolstered his Volvo Ocean Race crew with a host of Hampshire sailors.

Sir Ben aims to end America's Cup hoodoo

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

4:45pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Bringing the America’s Cup back to where it all started would surpass all of Sir Ben Ainslie’s previous achievements.

McMillan makes a statement of intent

Daily Echo: LEIGH MCMILLAN (lef)

8:41pm Thursday 30th January 2014

HAMPSHIRE racer Leigh McMillan has made clear his plans to win a third consecutive world title in the Extreme Sailing Series – by hiring double Olympic gold medallist Sarah Ayton.

Ainslie set for Cup rematch

Daily Echo: REPRESENT: Sir Ben Ainslie

7:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

HAMPSHIRE sailing hero Sir Ben Ainslie is set for a rematch of the America’s Cup final after New Zealand legend Dean Barker announced a last minute entry to this year’s Extreme Sailing Series.

Hampshire sailors win latest leg of Clipper Race

Daily Echo: Henri Lloyd joins latest leg of the Clipper Race late.

5:30pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

HAMPSHIRE sailors are among a team that has won the latest leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Team behind Sir Ben

Daily Echo: Pictured left to right are Dr Phil Slater, Cathy Foster, Sir Ben Ainslie, Jim Saltonstall MBE, John Derbyshire and David Howlett.

7:00am Friday 27th December 2013

SIR Ben Ainslie’s expert coaching team has been recognised for its work in helping the Olympic hero to an historic four gold medals.

Sir Ben plans race in honour of Bart

Daily Echo: New honour for Olympic sailing hero Sir Ben Ainslie

6:00am Thursday 19th December 2013

SIR Ben Ainslie has unveiled plans to stage the world’s biggest sailing race in honour of his friend and fellow Olympian Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson.

Clipper sailors to arrive in Sydney

Daily Echo: Action from the Clipper Race

7:58pm Thursday 12th December 2013

HAMPSHIRE sailors taking part in the world's longest yacht race are starting to arrive in Sydney, Australia, over three months after setting off from the UK on their 40,000 odyssey.

Clipper race blown off track

Daily Echo: Action from the Clipper Race

7:24pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

LIGHT, unpredictable winds have been playing havoc with the Clipper Race’s Hampshire contingent as they battle for a podium place in the latest leg.

Williams chases fifth title

Daily Echo: Williams’ Team GAC Pindar crew in action

7:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

HAMPSHIRE’S four-time match racing world champion Ian Williams was last night on course for an historic fifth crown.

Hampshire duo shortlisted for Sports Personality of the Year

Daily Echo: Justin Rose in action in Dubai.

7:30pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

TWO Hampshire sportsmen have been nominated for the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Leigh on the crest of a Wave

Daily Echo: Leigh McMillan , second left below, celebrates his team’s success in the Extreme Sailing Series with members of the crew.

7:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

HAMPSHIRE sailing ace Leigh McMillan has paid tribute to his behind-the-scenes team after becoming the first skipper ever to win the prestigious Extreme Sailing Series twice.

Hampshire skipper sails into the record books

Daily Echo: LEIGH MCMILLAN (lef)

3:06pm Monday 18th November 2013

LEIGH McMillan has created sailing history by becoming the first captain to win back-to-back Extreme Sailing Series titles.


Local Sailing Buzz

Ireland still leads as favourable conditions make for swift offshore race (link)

rya.org.uk 4:26pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Marc Glimcher's Ker 40, Catapult (Ireland) lead at the end of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup offshore race

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