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Top Names Take To The Waters Off Weymouth And Portland

SAILING

7:07am 2nd June 2014

Portland Paralympic Gold Medallist Helena Lucas is among the top names taking part in the Sail For Gold Regatta starting today at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

Olympic silver medallists Luke Patience in the 470 class, Stuart Bithell in the 49ers, Windsurfing medallists Nick Dempsey, and Bryony Shaw who have their sights set on Rio 2016 are also competing.

The regatta itself runs until the finals medal races this Friday, and includes athletes from eight Olympic and two paralympic sailing classes.

The Sail for Gold Regatta, which has been held annually since 2006, is the 3rd of 4 stages in the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup.

This week's event is jointly organised by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Portland, and the RYA (Royal Yachting Association).

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