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Novice sailors take to the seas off Mumbles

Novice sailors have been taking to the water off Mumbles today to try sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Around 80 beginners took part.

On hand to give tips and advice was Welsh Paralympic sailor Stephen Thomas - originally from Bridgend. He was part of the a team that finish fourth in the Sonar class at London 2012.


Boats on the water for Menai Strait race

Over 100 boats are taking part in the Menai Strait Regattas, between 5 and 17 August.

Today's race round Puffin Island is one of the highlights of the two-week Menai Straits Regattas.

The four-hour race started from Beaumaris and is sailing north towards the uninhabited island, off the eastern tip of Anglesey.

There, racers can hope to catch a glimpse of local wildlife, including guillemot, razorbill, grey seals and puffins.

Sail the World

On our main programme and website all this coming week we'll have a series of reports about a tall ship that's sailing around the world visiting 30 countries on all 7 continents. The Crew is led by 21year old a injured soldier Kyle Baker from the Chepstow.


Olympian Hannah Mills: "It's amazing to be home"


Olympic silver medallist sailor Hannah mills from cardiff says its amazing to be back home and the team have had a few good nights out...


Since the Olympics. She's taking part in the extreme sailing series in cardiff bay for the next few days

Cardiff Harbour Festival returns with Extreme Sailing

Preparations are underway for the 2012 Cardiff Harbour Festival, which this year includes the Extreme Sailing series.

This is the first year of three that Cardiff will host the UK leg, in which Extreme 40 catamarans from nine countries race at speeds of up to 30 knots.

Hannah Mills, Olympic silver medallist and one half of the British 470 women's duo, will be flying the Welsh flag as part of the wildcard entry 'Team Wales'.

The last few weeks have been amazing; a complete whirlwind. Now I am looking forward to my next challenge - racing with Team Wales at the Extreme Sailing series in Cardiff. It will be awesome to return to my hometown as an Olympic medallist and race on the Extreme 40 catamarans - a completely new experience for me.

– Hannah Mills, Olympic silver medallist

The Harbour Festival runs from August 31st - September 2nd.

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