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.
Two West Country sailors have crossed the finish line in the Fastnet, one of the world's toughest races.
Henry Bomby from Kingswear and his sailing partner arrived in Plymouth on Thursday morning.
Their boat Rockfish came in sixth after more than 600 miles of racing.
Sam Goodchild from Falmouth, who was competing in a team of five, finished eighth in his class on Wednesday night.
West Country offshore sailors Sam Goodchild and Henry Bomby have retained strong positions in their respective boat classes in the 45th Fastnet Race.
Goodchild is in 7th place in the Class 40 fleet, with 60 miles to go in his boat 11th Hour Racing, while Henry Bomby is in 5th place in the Figaro Class with less than 130 miles to go before the Plymouth finish line.
An overall winner of The Fastnet Challenge Cup trophy will be presented this Friday night in Plymouth.