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Sir Robin's call to arms... to the French

Daily Echo: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

ROUND the world sailing hero Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has issued a call to arms to an unlikely nation in his bid to get more people into the sport – the French.

Fight for Volvo Ocean Race lead is hotting up

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

HAMPSHIRE skipper Ian Walker was last night embroiled in a three-way tussle for the lead of the Volvo Ocean Race as the first leg reached its halfway point.

Davies and her Team SCA crew make Ocean Race gains

Daily Echo:

3:01pm Sunday 26th October 2014

HAMBLE’S Sam Davies and her all-female Team SCA crew are now up to sixth place in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race after making significant gains over the last 48-hours.

Hurricane can't stop Ian's record bid

Daily Echo: Ian Williams

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ian Williams’ attempt to bag an historic fifth match racing world title has resumed – despite devastation from hurricane Gonzalo.

Sir Robin's still out to tame the Atlantic

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

It has never crossed legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s mind to retire.

Young guns take the top spot

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A group of up and coming young Hampshire sailors have taken the top spot in a national team competition.

Teen sailor took her own life 'without warning'

Daily Echo:

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE of Britain's best young sailors killed herself without any sign or warning, an inquest heard.

Party time for Phillipa ahead of transatlantic race

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HAMPSHIRE sailor attended a party held in her honour prior to setting off to compete in a major transatlantic race.

Walker's team hold on to lead

Daily Echo:

7:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HAMPSHIRE skipper Ian Walker’s determined crew are clinging to a narrow lead in the opening stage of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet picks its way through the dreaded Doldrums.

Williams targets record fifth world match racing title

Daily Echo: Ian Williams

10:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IAN WILLIAMS admits it would be “incredible” to become the first sailor to win FIVE world match racing titles.

Williams on brink of history

Daily Echo: Ian Williams

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

IAN Williams is in pole position to create sailing history.

Southampton duo hot on leaders' heels

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Southampton sailors Ian Walker and Simon Fisher have been tussling for the lead of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Walker tussles for world race top spot

Daily Echo: IAN WALKER

10:52am Thursday 16th October 2014

Southampton sailors Ian Walker and Simon Fisher have retaken the lead in the Volvo Round the World Ocean Race after temporarily losing it yesterday.

Testing times for Ainslie

Daily Echo: REPRESENT: Sir Ben Ainslie

5:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN on a mission when it comes to winning the America’s Cup with a British team, Sir Ben Ainslie is relishing the chance to test their first boat out on the water this week.

Walker puts faith in SiFi connection

Daily Echo:

4:09pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE skipper Ian Walker is leading the charge south after the opening few days of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Walker leads the chase

Daily Echo:

11:14am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Hampshire sailor Ian Walker led his crew to a narrow lead in leg one of the Volvo Round the World race today.

Hampshire’s sailors lead the way in Round the World race

Daily Echo:

12:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Two Hampshire sailors led the way as the Volvo Ocean Round the World Race exited the Mediterranean Sea via the Strait of Gibraltar on the second day of racing on Monday.

Hants sailors in game of 'snakes and snakes'

Daily Echo:

7:29pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Hampshire sailors are jostling for the lead in a tightly contested first leg of the Volvo Round the World Race in unpredictable conditions.

Duchess of Cambridge is royal patron of new sailing charity

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1:26pm Monday 13th October 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge has become royal patron of a new Hampshire sailing charity.

Hampshire ladies lead the way in round the world race

Daily Echo:

4:59pm Monday 13th October 2014

Two Hampshire sailors led the way as the Volvo Ocean Round the World Race exited the Mediterranean Sea via the Strait of Gibraltar on the second day of racing today.

Walker aims to sail into history with third round-the-world race bid

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

IAN Walker this weekend starts his third bid to become the first British skipper to ever win one of the most prestigious races in the sailing calendar.

Hamble’s Sam to skipper first all-woman Volvo race crew for decade

Daily Echo:

3:00am Friday 10th October 2014

HAMBLE’S Sam Davies is leading a historic all-female bid to win the Volvo Ocean Race.

Hythe firm leads fleet of race yacht builders

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A HAMPSHIRE company has led an international consortium to build seven VO65 round the world race yachts for the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race.

Ainslie’s Nice finish...

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE race ace Sir Ben Ainslie snatched his second podium place in the penultimate round of the Extreme Series.

Swedish prince scales the heights

Daily Echo:

4:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Swedish royal Prince Carl Philip showed off his daredevil side when he scurried to the top of the mast of an Isle of Wight-based Volvo Ocean Race boat.

Clipper race watched by three billion people

Daily Echo:

6:33pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

The Hampshire-based organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have announced a record global following for the most recent edition of the race.

It’s nasty in Nice as Leigh's title hopes take a blow

Daily Echo: Leigh McMillan

8:19pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Leigh McMillan’s hopes of challenging for the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series title took a blow at the weekend.

Walker out to reign in Spain

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

HAMPSHIRE skipper Ian Walker will be looking to get his Volvo Ocean Race campaign off to the same start he enjoyed in 2011 when racing kicks off on Saturday.

Williams extends Tour lead

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

IAN Williams may have his second defeat in a row at the hands of arch rival Taylor Canfield at the latest stage of the World Match Racing Tour, but it was not all doom and gloom for the Hampshire sailor after he extended his overall lead.

Mac ready for French test

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

LEIGH McMillan has vowed to be “ready for anything” as he prepares to mount his challenge for the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series title.

Yacht racing school invitation

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

BUDDING sailing stars are being invited to apply for Britain’s training school for yacht racing.

18,000 sailors gather in honour of 'Bart' Simpson

Daily Echo:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MORE than 18,000 people turned out to race in Bart’s Bash, a sailing event in honour of late Olympian Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, setting a new world record in the process.

ThunderCat winners eye European victory

Daily Echo:

8:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Hampshire powerboat racers Bligh Julius and Charlie Hatfield are eyeing up victory in Europe after winning the 2014 ThunderCat title.

Williams vows 'revenge' after defeat by young gun Canfield

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE racer Ian Williams has vowed to avenge his defeat at the hands of young gun Taylor Canfield at the previous round of the World Match Racing Tour.

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.


Local Sailing Buzz

GBR Selection Trials for the Team Racing World Championships (link)

rya.org.uk 11:19am Fri 31 Oct 14

Closing date for entries for the GBR Selection Trials extended

Last chance to apply for the British Keelboat Academy 2015 (link)

rya.org.uk 3:26pm Mon 27 Oct 14

BKA applications close Monday 3 November - don't miss out!

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