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Remembering missing sailors of the Cheeki Rafiki

Friends of the skipper of the lost yacht Cheeki Rafiki are to set sail in his memory later this summer to raise money for the RNLI.

Andrew Bridge from Farnham and James Male from Romsey were among four sailors who disappeared when the Southampton based vessel capsized in the Atlantic.

Kate Dawson, Nicky Evans and Roger Swift with Aaron Gent from the RNLI Credit: ITV Meridian

Sailors Nicky Evans, Roger Swift and Kate Dawson, friends with the 21-year-old Cheeki Rafiki skipper, came up with the idea to raise money and sail in his memory.

Within 24 hours of the donation page opening, £20,000 was raised for the RNLI.

Skipper Andrew Bridge, 21, from Farnham Credit: Stormforce
Crew member James Male, 23, from Southampton Credit: Stormforce

They will take part in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in August.

Motorbike accident inspired ultimate triathlon

James Ketchell climbing Mount Everest Credit: Innesco

An adventurer who was seriously hurt in a motorbike accident is thought to have cycled into the record books by becoming the first person to complete a trio of gruelling challenges. James Ketchell was told he would never walk properly again after shattering his ankle in a road accident in 2007.

But the 31-year-old from Basingstoke rose from his hospital bed to complete a remarkable recovery - and today became the first man believed to have rowed the Atlantic, climbed Mount Everest and completed an arduous global cycle.

Mr Ketchell was swamped by more than 150 people including family, friends, Scouts from all over the country and sponsorship supporters when he crossed the finish line this afternoon in Greenwich.

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Ultra triathlon finish line in sight for Hampshire man

James Ketchell climbing Mount Everest Credit: Innesco

A Hampshire man hopes to cycle into the record books today having completed the ultimate triathlon. James Ketchell from Basingstoke is due to make history as the only man ever to row the Atlantic, climb Everest and cycle unaided around the World. He is due to finish in Greenwich this afternoon.

James Ketchell rowing across the Atlantic Ocean Credit: Innesco
James Ketchell will have cycled around the world unaided by finishing his triathlon today Credit: Innesco

Rowers to embark on 3000 mile journey across Atlantic

Video. It is one of the world's toughest endurance tests, but that's not going to stop a team of rowers from Sussex embarking on a 3000 mile journey. Team Atlantic Splash, five men from Worthing Rowing Club, will be rowing across the Atlantic.

They have been training for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge which starts in La Gomera in the Canaries and finishes in Antigua. They start on the 2nd December. We spoke to one of the team members, Neal Marsh.