VIDEO: Sam Davies from Hampshire who will be a skipper in the Vendee Globe race.
Twenty skippers are named for the Vendee Globe race for 2012/2013Read the full story ›
VIDEO: Alex Thomson will sail single-handedly around the world.
Twenty yachtsmen - including three Hampshire skippers - have been named for the 2012/2013 Vendee Globe race. Alex Thomson, Sam Davies and Mike Golding will sail single-handedly around the world in 50 days time.
The event starts in the French village of Les Sables d'Olonne on November 10th and sails around the world from west to east via the three major capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn.
There is a long slide down the Atlantic, then across the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Pacific. Then, it's back up the Atlantic, finishing from where it all started.
US Coastguard footage shows rescued Kent yachtswoman Dr Jane Hitchens arriving in San Francisco.Read the full story ›
A yachtswoman from Kent is undergoing treatment in America after her vessel was hit by a freak wave in the Pacific.Read the full story ›
Footage from the Geraldton Western Australia as it's hit by massive waves in the Pacific. Two British sailors are heading for hospital in the USA - one with broken ribs, and the other with a pelvic injury.
The crew of a Round The World yacht injured when their boat was hit by a massive wave have been transferred onto a US Coastguard cutter.
They are now being treated by medical specialists aboard the vessel which is due to arrive in San Francisco Bay later today.
Coastguard say Dr Jane Hitchens, from Kent, has suspected broken ribs and is being treated with oxygen.
Footage from the US Coast Guard shows an air drop of medical supplies for a stricken yacht in the Round the World Yacht Race. Dr Jane Hitchens from Kent has since been airlifted to safety. She was one of 18 crew who left Southampton last July.