Matthew Sheahan

Olympic sailing Team GB manager sparky

Team GB Olympic sailing manager Stephen Park explains what makes this Olympic Games so different and why a medal in each class is unrealistic

Olympic sailing athlete Paul Goodison

How will Paul Goodison beat his former best friend Tom Slingsby for Gold in the Laser?

Olympic sailing venue Weymouth

Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy on the tension that builds at the Olympic sailing venue as the days count down

2000- Olympic YW pics

Gold Rush - The British Olympic sailing team win the lottery, in more ways than one. Original YW archive scans tell the story

Olympic sailing Team GB manager sparky stephen park

Over 15 years' involvement in Olympic teams has done nothing to dull the edge of the team manager, a driven former dinghy champion who will accept no excuses from himself…

TNZ AC72 Wing step

The Kiwi’s cat is out of the bag as Team New Zealand reveal their new 72ft wing masted Cup boat for the first time

1984-Olympic YW pics

The hosts won a medal in every class, the bar was raised and the battle of the classes began. Original YW archive features tell the story

Jet Stream

See for yourself what’s behind it and find out what’s in store for the Games

1976- Olympic YW pics

Disappointing British results, intense security measures and unpredictable winds for the 1976 Olympic Games in Canada. Original YW archive scans tell the story

Read Galway

Ken Read’s Puma takes the final in-port race but Franck Cammas’ Groupama wins overall. Matthew Sheahan reports

1908-24- Olympic YW pics

Just five finishers out of 45 in one event and no takers at all for another class, original YW archive scans reveal difficult early days for sailing in the Games

Groupama win VOR

Second place on the final offshore leg has secured the overall win for Franck Cammas’ team ahead of the final in port race

VOR start Lorient

All but done for Groupama? Frank Cammas’ team is on the verge of taking the VOR trophy as they head into their favourite conditions

New OD VO65

A canting keel 65ft strict One Design by Farr is officially announced as the boat for the next Volvo Ocean Race in 2014

1948 Olympics YW

Original archive scans on how Yachting World reported Britain’s previous Olympic regatta in Torquay. Plus, a taste of the era from our archives