A British amateur sailor died this morning after being hit by a sail while taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.Read the full story ›
A young sailor who recently represented Great Britain in a youth world championships has been found dead in a Hampshire woodland.
The body of Jessica Eales, 17, was discovered in Sway in the New Forest, Hampshire, last Thursday.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner, a Hampshire Police spokeswoman said.
Jessica, from Lymington, recently represented Great Britain at the Isaf Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal, where she finished 11th.
Royal Yachting Association racing manager Mark Nicholls said: "She was a young sailor who showed promising talent which can now unfortunately never be fulfilled. Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this sad and difficult time."
Footage has emerged showing the moment Great Britain's yacht was struck by a tornado during the Clipper Round the World race.Read the full story ›
The woman who led the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round The World Race hopes to save the boat that took them to the finish line.Read the full story ›
A British woman competing in a round-the-world ocean race is "devastated" after spending her birthday being evacuated to hospital, following an injury sustained when a "monumental" wave struck her yacht off the coast of South Africa.
Michelle Porter, from London, was evacuated on her 37th birthday from one of 12 yachts taking part in the 11-month Clipper race.
"It's certainly a birthday I won't be forgetting any time soon and for the wrong reasons," Ms Porter said in a statement.
Ms Porter said she "just didn't see the wave coming" and was saved by her safety line.
"The next thing I knew I was clinging onto the rails on the low side. Had it not been for my safety line I would have been straight overboard."
A British woman is to be evacuated from an ocean race after being injured during a violent storm.
She was one of two crew members hurt as hurricane-force winds caused havoc in the Indian Ocean.
Michelle Porter, 36, from London, suffered a suspected broken arm as the fleet struggled to cope with the conditions. She will be taken to a hospital in South Africa for treatment.
Her yacht, Derry-Londonderry-Doire, was hit by a wave which knocked it sideways. The boat's medic, Susie Redhouse, was also injured as the storm hit.
The 11-month Clipper Round the World Yacht Race began in London in September and the fleet have completed around a quarter of the 40,000-mile course.
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie told ITV News a decision will be made in "a matter of weeks" on whether there will be a British entry into the America's cup.
Ainslie was the strategist for Oracle Team USA as they recovered from 8-1 down to beat Team New Zealand 9-8 and win this year's event in San Francisco Bay.
He has spoken in the aftermath of his wish to repeat the victory with a British team.
Andrew Simpson would "have loved to have been involved" in a British entry into the America's Cup, his father told ITV News.Read the full story ›
Millionaire internet mogul Kim Dotcom has said he will sponsor New Zealand's next entry into the America's Cup yacht race.
It follows uncertainty over whether the New Zealand government will continue to sponsor the nation's entry into the race, which was won by US sailing team Oracle.
Kim Dotcom told New Zealand's One News he would be able to make a "significant contribution", although he has not yet talked to Team New Zealand.