Sailors from across the country are gathering in the North East to compete. It is the first time in more than a decade that the region will host the Phantom National Championships. Fifty dinghies will be taking to the North Sea over the next three days.
The races are being held from Sunderland Yacht Club, which is home to Paralympian John Robertson. His team's final race in the Sonar Class at the Paralympics was cancelled because of a lack of wind off the south coast but strong winds have been causing problems for competitors on Wearside.