Some of Britain's best sailors are preparing to test the water off Weymouth and Portland ahead of the Olympics. Cornwall's Ben Ainslie , Saskia Clarke and Hannah Mills are among the competitors taking part in next week's Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 2012 in Dorset. Sally Simmons reports.
Triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie is 'within a whisker' of his sixth Finn World title. The sailor, who grew up in Cornwall, triumphed over some of the roughest conditions the dinghys have ever faced in Falmouth Bay. He took three race wins and is in the lead with just one day's racing left.
There was no racing on day four of the Finn Gold Cup in Falmouth after the wind spent most of the day spinning circles around the race committee. Three races will now be sailed on Thursday to conclude the opening series, before Friday's medal race and final race.
The Security Minister will be on Portland today to see preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. During James Brokenshire's visit, the police will demonstrate some of the procedures that would be used in the event of a security breach.
Some of the world's best sailors are in Falmouth battling for a place at the Olympics. Competitors from 27 countries are taking part. Among them is Ben Ainslie, who learned to sail in Cornwall and is aiming for a fourth gold this summer. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Cornwall's Ben Ainslie has been announced as the first torchbearer for the Olympic Torch Relay. He will start the Torch Relay from Land’s End on 19 May on its journey through the UK.
Speaking to The West Country Tonight Ben told said it was a great honour and said it would ba a fantastic moment for the whole country and for Cornwall:
LOCOG has announced the first torchbearer for the Olympic torch will be triple Olympic medalist Ben Ainslie. He will start the Torch Relay from Land’s End on 19 May on its journey through the UK.