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.

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.

Crew members injured in storm during Clipper race

Daily Echo: VIDEO: Relive the clipper round the world yacht race start from Southend

2:42pm Thursday 7th November 2013

CREW members have been injured after a dramatic storm hit the Round the World Clipper Race earlier than expected.

Ainslie's campaign to bring America's Cup home enters critical phase

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie to officially open Truro School's new sports centre

10:32pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

Sir Ben Ainslie is entering a “critical period” in his attempt to launch a British challenge for the America’s Cup.

Former principal committed to completing round the world race

Daily Echo: Lindsey Noble on board Switzerland

11:40am Thursday 31st October 2013

It's an ordeal that has pushed her to the limits – even to the point where she has been contemplating giving it all up.

Skipper guilty after yacht crashed into tanker

Daily Echo: Hanne Knutsen collides with Atlanta of Chester

12:06pm Friday 25th October 2013

A Royal Navy officer who was in charge of a racing yacht which collided with an oil tanker during Cowes Week has been found guilty of three counts of contravening maritime regulations.

Olympic hero given freedom of town

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie receives the freedom on Lymington from mayor Cllr Anna Rostand.

7:36pm Thursday 24th October 2013

OLYMPIC sailing hero Sir Ben Ainslie was was lat night made an honorary freeman of his home town.

Man sails across Solent in a pumpkin

Daily Echo: Dmitri Galitzine sailing across the Solent in a pumpkin

3:56pm Thursday 24th October 2013

A contemporary artist has become the first person to sail a hollowed-out pumpkin across the Solent.

Round the world challenge a 'dream' for Davies

Daily Echo: SAM DAVIES

6:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

HAMPSHIRE sailor Sam Davies has revealed that competing in the next Volvo Ocean Race will surpass her wildest childhood dreams.

Yacht navigator 'a rabbit in headlights' when vessel crashed into tanker

Daily Echo: Hanne Knutsen collides with Atlanta of Chester

3:06pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

The navigator of a racing yacht which was in collision with an oil tanker has described the ''rabbit in the headlights'' moment when he realised the impact was imminent.

Sir Ben has to settle for second!

Daily Echo: Olympic hero Ben Ainslie romantically linked to television presenter Georgie Thomspon

7:00am Thursday 17th October 2013

SAILING superstar Ben Ainslie’s incredible winning streak was finally brought to an end when he and his crew were forced to settle for second place at the Bermuda Gold Cup.

Clipper teams storming into testing seas

Daily Echo: SPECTACULAR: The last Clipper Race setting off from Southampton.

10:38am Wednesday 16th October 2013

HAMPSHIRE sailors battling it out in the Clipper Round the World Race were last night heading towards potentially stormy seas as they cross through the notorious “roaring forties” latitudes.

Second place for Ainslie

Daily Echo: Olympic hero Ben Ainslie romantically linked to television presenter Georgie Thomspon

9:10am Monday 14th October 2013

SIR Ben Ainslie was last night beaten into second place in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda.

Southampton Olympian wins gruelling race across the Baltic

Daily Echo: ADRIAN STEAD

7:33pm Sunday 13th October 2013

Southampton sailor Adrian Stead has won the 800 nautical mile Nord Stream race with Team Great Britain.

Hampshire sailor set to lose Alpair World Match Racing Tour lead

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie, far right, with Iain Percy, second right, in Gold Cup action

7:36pm Sunday 13th October 2013

HAMPSHIRE’S Ian Williams looks set to lose his place at the top of the 2013 Alpair World Match Racing Tour leaderboard.

Sir Ben Ainslie surprised by Gold Cup progress

Daily Echo: Olympic hero Ben Ainslie romantically linked to television presenter Georgie Thomspon

8:22am Friday 11th October 2013

SIR Ben Ainslie admitted he was surprised to have qualified for the quarter finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda.

Sir Ben Ainslie loses out to fellow Hampshire sailor in Bermuda

Daily Echo: Sir Ben Ainslie, second left, with his crew in Bermuda, also featuring Iain Percy, third left.

7:40am Thursday 10th October 2013

HE may have won four Olympic gold medals and an America's Cup but Sir Ben Ainslie couldn't get the better of fellow Hampshire sailor and reigning world match racing champ Ian Williams.

Storming start for Sir Ben Ainslie in Bermuda

Daily Echo: Olympic hero Ben Ainslie romantically linked to television presenter Georgie Thomspon

7:50am Wednesday 9th October 2013

SIR Ben Ainslie made a storming start on day one of the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda.

Final Clipper boats arrive in Rio

Daily Echo: The Clipper yachts leaving Southampton

6:50pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

THEY'VE arrived. The final three boats in the Clipper Round the World Race sailed into Rio de Janeiro last night and early this morning following a gruelling month sailing almost 5,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Brit sailors Rhodes and Morrison split after 12 years together

Daily Echo: Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes

1:52pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

British sailors Stevie Morrison and Southampton-born Ben Rhodes have called time on their 49er partnership after 12 years together.

Sir Ben Ainslie back on the water in Bermuda

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie with the British Yachtsman of the Year trophy.

10:40am Tuesday 8th October 2013

SIR Ben Ainslie was back on the water today - just weeks after playing a major role in Team Oracle’s sensational America’s Cup win.

Sailors arrive in Rio as Clipper Race docks

Daily Echo: Southampton loses Clipper Race

2:32pm Monday 7th October 2013

A SHIP carrying Hampshire sailors has arrived in Brazil as part of the world's longest race.

Ainslie takes on top crews

Daily Echo: Left to right, Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie, skipper Jimmy Spithill and wing trimmer Kyle Langford wave after winning the 14th race.

7:30am Thursday 3rd October 2013

FRESH from masterminding an incredible victory in the America’s Cup, Sir Ben Ainslie is to lead his own crew against some of the world’s best sailors.

Ainslie: America's Cup win was a career highlight

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8:00am Friday 27th September 2013

Ben Ainslie acknowledged inspiring Oracle Team USA to one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history by winning the America's Cup ranks as a career highlight.

Yacht firm fined for fire which nearly killed worker

Daily Echo: The interior of the Malcolm Miller, following the fire

4:45pm Friday 27th September 2013

A YACHT company has been fined for safety failings over a fire that ravaged a famous tall ship in Hampshire – and almost killed a worker.

Ainslie: Sensational America's Cup win was for my mate Bart

Daily Echo: LOST HERO: Andrew 'Bart' Simpson

7:51am Thursday 26th September 2013

Ben Ainslie dedicated Oracle Team USA's extraordinary win to Andrew Simpson after the Briton helped pull off the greatest comeback in America's Cup history.


Local Sailing Buzz

McIntyre raring to go on her return from injury (link)

rya.org.uk 12:56pm Sun 20 Apr 14

470 duo McIntyre and Weguelin back in action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres

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