Hundreds of young sailors have spent the last few days competing in the waters off Weymouth. The annual RYA Youth National Championships have been taking place at the National Sailing Academy with almost 400 racers from across the country competing.
Even Princess Anne has been to see them in action. Sally Simmonds went along to find out more.
A Falmouth sailor will be setting off later today in his quest to win the Transat Jacques Vabre race. Sam Goodchild will leave Le Harve after lunch after his transatlantic race to Costa Rica was delayed.
The 23 year old and his co-sailor Ned Collier Wakefield are the youngest crew in the world class fleet with a combined age of just 48.
The world's fastest sailor has been on Portland today, sharing ideas about how to go as quickly as possible on water, powered only by the wind. Paul Larsen holds the world record after sailing at more then 75 mph.
He called in to Weymouth Speed Week where windsurfers and sailors are hoping to go even faster. Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.
Strange sailing boats and windsurfers are hoping to sail as fast as possible off Portland during the annual Speed Week.
The sailing world speed record holder Paul Larsen is there today.
The competition, which has been running since the 1970s, sees sailors go as fast as they can across 500m of Portland Harbour.
Falmouth sailor Sam Goodchild is in Plymouth this morning to try and attract more young people to get involved in sailing.
The 23 year old will be taking children from the Horizons Sailing Charity out onto the water at Mayflower Marina later today.
It's part of a new initiative set up with Plymouth University and Destination Plymouth.
A foundation set up memory of a British sailor who died when a catamaran he was on capsized, is being launched today. Olympic gold medalist Andrew Simpson from Sherborne in Dorset was training for the Americas Cup in May in San Francisco Bay when the accident happened.
Founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation will work to honour Andrew’s life and legacy by encouraging youngsters into sailing and to enjoy the water as much as he did.
At grassroots level it will encourage children to visit their local sailing clubs and ‘give it a try’ by providing equipment and coaching, with support from Olympic medalist regional mentors.
Our reporter Bob Cruwys has spent the day at Dartmouth Royal Regatta, looking at all the organisation behind such a popular event, with so many boats, competitors and tourists involved.
He took a few photos along the way:
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Today marked the start of the annual Dartmouth Royal Regatta. The first event took place in 1822 and over the years it's become much more than yachting and boating, as Bob Cruwys reports.
The first event took place nearly 200 years ago.
Since then it has become much more than yachting and boating:
Three young people from Dorset who were unemployed now have a brighter future after completing an intensive sailing course and getting jobs at the end of it.
The course was run at the Sailing Academy alongside the Job Centre with the aim of finding the sailors of tomorrow.