Olympic Modern Pentathlete Heather Fell is preparing to undertake a very different sporting challenge - the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Fell, who's from Tavistock, won a silver medal for Great Britain at the Beijing Games and only recently retired. Now she's joining a crew for the remainder of the dangerous circumnavigation after a crash course in sailing.
A verdict of accidental death has been recorded at the inquest of Dorset sailor Andrew Simpson, who died during training for the America's Cup a year ago.
The Olympic gold medallist became trapped under the hull of his catamaran off San Francisco.
The inquest is taking place into the death of Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson from Dorset.
The sailor, known as Bart, drowned while training for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay last year.
A foundation has been established in his name to encourage young sailors and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation was opened, with the help of his young sons, on Portland earlier this month.
The Cornish sailor Ben Ainslie has helped launch a new sailing foundation in memory of his fellow Olympian Andrew Simpson, on the first anniversary of his death.
The four-time Olympic gold medallist joined friends and family of Andrew at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. Sally Simmonds reports.
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre has officially opened in Weymouth today.
It was launched at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, with close friends Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy OBE along with Paul Godison and Andrew's children cutting the red ribbon.
The centre hopes to deliver sailing tuition right through to advanced race coaching for all age groups.
Ben Ainslie said, "Today is a very poignant day, but also a really exciting one to be opening the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre. It's fantastic to see what has been achieved in such a short space of time: and I'm sure the great man would be very proud."
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.