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Thousands of sailors arrive for Cowes Week

Around 8,000 competitors will take part in Cowes Week Credit: PA Wire

The Solent will be filled with boats as far as the eye can see this weekend, with thousands of people arriving for Cowes Week.

The regatta is the largest of its kind in the world and is held every year in August. Up to 8,000 competitors participate every year and are as varied as hobby sailors to Olympic contenders.

The small town of Cowes will be turned into a city of people as 100,000 visitors arrive during the week. The traditional fireworks show rounds off the festivities on Friday.


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Football stand unveiled in memory of players killed in Shoreham air crash

Family and friends of two footballers who died in the Shoreham air crash have welcomed the unveiling of a lasting memorial in the grounds of a club. A stand has been built at Worthing United.

This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with Paul Grimstone, Mark Sanderson, vice-chairman of Worthing United FC, and Bob Schilt.

  1. Tom Savvides

It's like walking on the moon - a treadmill for knee injuries

Sports injuries can often set back the careers of athletes but now space age technology is being used to help them get back on track. Those who've suffered knee problems are being offered therapy with an anti-gravity treadmill at the University of Kent. Tom Savvides explains.

The report includes interviews with marathon runner, Samantha Harraway and Dr Karen Hambly from the University of Kent.

Eubank Junior to defend Super Middleweight title

  • Chris Eubank Junior versus Arthur Abraham is Live on ITV Box Office on Saturday 15th July

Chris Eubank Junior makes the first defence of his Super Middleweight IBO world title, tomorrow night - and he's got his work cut out.

The boxer from Brighton takes on the tough German, Arthur Abraham.

But as Andrew Pate discovered, Eubank Junior, and his Dad, say they're feeling on top of the world.

Andrew spoke to Chris Eubank Junior, IBO World super-middleweight champion, Arthur Abraham, former world champion and Chris Eubank Senior, former world champion.


New methods of pre-training racehorses

A multi-million pound system has been unveiled at Kingwood Stud in Lambourn.

Its inventor says it'll help reduce the number of young horses being injured in their early training careers and will help strengthen the thoroughbreds' muscles and bones.

The system does not seek to replace jockeys. The racehorses which are pre-trained in the system will have jockeys on them when they enter the traditional training regime. They will also have jockeys when they race on the racecourse.

Honorary degree for ex-boxer

An honorary degree for Barry McGuigan Credit: ITV

Former boxing champion Barry McGuigan will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kent today. The former WBA featherweight title holder will be given a Doctor of the University degree in recognition of his contribution to sport.

Eight year old golfer is set for World Championships

Eight year old James Lewis is off to the World Championships in America next month.

Competing against the best under 12 golfers on the planet.

But he only entered the qualifiers as a bit of fun.

Andrew Pate went to meet him at the Newbury and Crookham Golf Club to find out more.

Andrew spoke to eight year old James Lewis, his father Peter Lewis and Barry Newman, Head Professional at Newbury and Crookham Golf Club.

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