Olympics 2012

News & commentary

Ben Ainslie and coach David Howlett

Ben Ainslie Knighted

Plus two MBEs in the Olympic and Paralympic sailing squad

Windsurfing 2012

Windsurfing Back in Olympics

Kiteboarding is out and windsurfing back in for the 2020 Games

Paralympic Sailing Day 5

Paralympics: Helena Lucas wins gold

GBR Helena Lucas takes gold and GBR Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell bronze in Weymouth

Penultimate day Weymouth

Big Blow to GBR Sonar Hopes

British Sonar team is dealt four point penalty for onshore infringement and drops from medal...

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Behind the scenes


Which sailor had the best Olympic medal celebration at Weymouth?

Vote for your favourite sailing Olympic medallist and we'll reveal the winner on our Facebook page

Kite surfing

Why Kites are Wrong for Rio

Windsurfing pioneer Neil Pryde was in Weymouth and gave his views

Macgregor match racing

British Match Racing Hangs In

Lucy Magregor’s team scores 1:1 against Russians keeping hopes alive on first day of match racing

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton watches Olympic sailing in Weymouth

Kate Middleton, Princess Anne and Sir Steve Redgrave cheer on Team GB at yesterday's Women's...

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View from the beach


Olympics beach rat wrap

My time as a Weymouth Olympics beach rat had some failures but if there's one thing I can be...

Kate Middleton

Duchess of Cambrige and David Cameron at Weymouth

A steady stream of dignitaries to see the sailing Olympics at Weymouth and Portland

Ainslie at the Nothe

Weymouth Olympics: come while stocks last

This has been one of the most memorable sailing experiences I've ever had. Come and see it for...

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Team GB Paralympic Sailng Team, Sonar

London Paralympics 2012: Introducing the classes

How to tell your Sonar from your SKUD

Ben Ainslie flag bearer Olympics closing ceremony

Ainslie announced as flag bearer for Olympics closing ceremony

Gold medallist Ben Ainslie has been asked to carry the Union flag during the London 2012 Olympic...

Ainslie gold olympic medal

Video: Ainslie wins fourth Olympic gold medal at Weymouth

Ben Ainslie becomes the most successful Olympic sailor

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Sail For Gold - Day 4 Analysis

In what could be the last race before the medal races, Matthew Sheahan and Steve Ancsell take a...


Sail for Gold 2012 - Midweek Update

The story at the midway point - Matthew Sheahan and Steve Ancsell take a look at the state of...

YW Shoretalk Radio

Podcast - How the test event Medals Were Won Pt 2

Matthew Sheahan and Steve Ancsell describe how the medals were won in the 49er, Star and Finn...

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