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A selection of previously unpublished images depicting the launch of the doomed ocean liner Titanic at the Belfast shipyard where she was constructed - The Guardian


Cowes Week is one of the longest-running regular regattas in the world. With 40 daily races, up to 1000 boats, + 8000 competitors ranging from Olympic + world class professionals to weekend sailors, it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. Having started in 1826, the event is held on the Solent (the area of water between southern England and the Isle of Wight made tricky by strong double tides), and is run by Cowes Week Limited in the small town of Cowes on the Isle of…


Historic photograph of Captain Smith posing for one of Southampton's local newspapers shortly before Titanic's sailing day on April 10th, 1912


The final event in the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup is set to take place in Hyres, France from 22-27 April. The Semaine Olympique Francaise, as it is still known to some, follows previous circuit events in Australia, USA and Spain. The 2012-13 World Cup series has seen the first racing for the two newest

April 2015 - This family photograph album contains wonderful, never before seen images of the Titanic during her launch. Newly discovered photographs of THE TITANIC'S launch taken in May, 1911, over 100 years ago.

from BBC Sport

Great Britain's Giles Scott moved into the overall lead in the men's Finn sailing event at the Rio Olympics.

from the Guardian

In the latest in our Olympic series, we relive the phenomenal performances of the 21 year old athlete Jesse Owens at the Olympic games which were being watched by Hitler in Berlin