RS:X racing at the Aquece Rio Test Event for 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © Rachel Jaspersen/British Sailing Team

The 2016 Olympic Games officially starts today in Rio with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium - the sailing regatta will get under way on Monday.

Stricken yacht rescued from Shingles Bank

A 30ft Dutch yacht with a broken rudder was rescued in treacherous conditions just west of the notorious Shingles Bank off the Needles Rocks, Isle of Wight.

Free Flow Fla, Whitehaven Marina

The flag needed to be bright and vibrant so that boats easily spot when Free Flow is in operation and also the general public can cross the lock on foot.

Altricia heat damage

A restored classic yacht which was a feature boat at this year’s London Boat Show is back under the care of Mylor Yacht Harbour’s marine team after suffering fire damage.…