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Land Yacht Championships come to Brean

Enthusiasts compete in Land Yacht Championships Credit: Brean Land Yacht Club

Thirty of the UK's top sand yachting enthusiasts are competing on Brean beach this weekend as part of the British Land Yacht Championships.

The two day event is being put on by Brean Land Yacht Club. Racing is due to start at 1100 on Saturday and 1000 on Sunday.

The yachts can reach speeds of up to 60mph as they travel across the sand.

Olympic yacht goes on display in Falmouth

A former olympic yacht is on display outside the Maritime Museum in Falmouth to celebrate this year's games in London. The Bluebottle is a Dragon class yacht and was made over 60 years ago. It won a bronze medal in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.

Olympic yacht goes on display in Falmouth Credit: ITV Westcountry

The museum has restored the wooden-built yacht and has decorated it with banners wishing good luck to Team GB. It will be on display outside the Maritime Museum during the Olympics and Paralympics.

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