Sailing at the 2012 Summer Olympics
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: A female sailor walks through a coridor on HMS Illustrious, which is currently docked in Greenwich on May 10, 2013 in London, England. HMS Illustrious, or 'Lusty' as it is known by its crew of over 600 personnel, is the UK's only aircraft carrier in active service. The 210 metre long, 22,000-tonne Royal Navy vessel is currently docked in London as part of commemorations marking the 'Battle of the Atlantic', which ended on May 8, 1945, having started at the beginning of the Second World War. HMS Illustrious can carry up to 22 helicopters including Chinook, Merlin, Sea King, Lynx or Apache as well as several Harrier aircraft. The Naval ship is due to be decommissioned in 2014 and replaced by HMS Queen Elizabeth which is hoped to be finished by 2017.
Publishers hired the most talented designers of the day to create artistic posters, hoping to entice the public to buy their magazines ... These colorful and graphically rich posters were visually informed by the European styles of the day. They tell fascinating stories about life just before the turn of the century, and celebrated the emergence of summer pastimes such as bicycling, sailing and golf.
It's part of growing up in Annapolis: you learn to fish, you learn to sail, and you watch the Blue Angels twice a year ... You heard those jets go overhead and you knew spring was turning to summer and a whole new season was under way.
So many people were inspired by the London 2012 Games and Push the Boat Out provides the perfect opportunity for clubs to encourage people to get down to their local sailing venue, have a go and find out how just easy it is to get involved in the sportMore quotes »
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Youth sailing charity to be set up in Olympic champion Andrew Simpson's memory
catamaran when he became trapped underneath. Mr Simpson won gold at the Beijing Games in 2008 and silver at the London 2012 races held off Weymouth and Portland with partner and best friend Iain Percy. The Royal Yachting Association announced the funeral arrangements 48 m ago from This is Dorset Read more »
Dubai hotel named best in the world
Luxury, sail-shaped hotel the Burj Al Arab in Dubai has snagged the lofty title of being named the best hotel in the world by readers of a travel magazine distributed by The Daily Telegraph. Announced this week in London, the iconic Dubai landmark beat the 5/23/13 from Astaire Magazine Read more »
Western Morning News published Funeral date set for Olympic yachtsman
Andrew Simpson will be held in his home town of Sherborne, Dorset, next week. The 36-year-old, who added silver at London 2012 to the gold he won in Beijing in 2008, died on May 9, after a training accident with Artemis Racing ahead of the America's Cup. The from This is Cornwall Read more »
James Frederick Yost
both of whom attended the same Elementary school as their father. Jim loved the outdoors and spent many weekends sailing on the delta, skiing in the Sierras, or hanging out on the beach in Santa Cruz, where he owned a second home. In his later years, Jim enjoyed from Recordnet.com Read more »
Olympic torch 'generated millions'
nearly £4m for the local economy, Cornwall Council has said. About 100,000 people turned out to watch Olympic sailing hero Ben Ainslie set off with the torch from Land's End. With an estimated billion people watching, the council said the media coverage "equated from BBC News Read more »