The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, one of the toughest ocean challenges, ended at St Katherine Docks today
ITV News London's Chris Paxton is taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. His boat have had their wildest night yet.
ITV London's Chris Paxton is taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. His team have spent the last week in South Africa.
Mayor Boris Johnson and sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston today announced London as the host city for the start of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
A fleet of 12 yachts will leave St Katharine Docks on 1 September for the estimated 11 month journey.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:
“Playing host to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will once again see London showcasing why it is the best big city on earth in which to hold major sporting events."
A yachting boss and senior London 2012 executive has pulled out of an honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace today following the death of Olympic gold medal-winning sailor Andrew Simpson.
Sir Keith Mills, the deputy chairman of Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) was due to be made a Knight Grand Cross - the highest grade of knighthood.
A London 2012 spokesman said: "We are all deeply saddened by the news of Andrew's death and, as a result of this tragic accident, Sir Keith will no longer be attending his investiture at Buckingham Palace today."
Saddened by death of Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson. My thoughts are with his family and team mates at this tragic time
Such sad news about Andrew Simpson. My thoughts are with his family, friends and all @britishsailing
Dame Kelly Holmes has paid tribute to sailor Andrew Simpson.
My thoughts go out to Britain's Andrew Simpson,winner of Olympic Gold in 2008,Silver 2012 who died trg for America's Cup in San Francisco.