Sports in Axminster

Lyme sailors pictured at Castle Cove where they competed in the Dorset Triangle competition

THE first away meeting of their Centenary year saw a team from Lyme Regis Sailing Club at Castle Cove on Sunday, in a competition between the hosts, Sutton Bingham SC and Lyme. In this more limited replacement for the former Lyme Bay Challenge, the three clubs each host a leg.

The top three results from each club team count in the overall results.

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Jim Taylor pictured at Lyme Regis Sailing Club

LYME Regis sailor Jim Turner's bid to win the America's Cup has come to an end, after his team American Magic suffered losses in the qualifying Prada Cup semi-finals.

American Magic was was eliminated from the Prada Cup in New Zealand this weekend, following a loss in the fourth race of the series against the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli of Italy.

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Jim Turner – now competing in the America's Cup – pictured at Lyme Regis Sailing Club

LYME Regis sailor Jim Turner is currently among the American Magic crew competing for the America's Cup.

American Magic is competing in races for the 2021 Prada Cup – the winner of which will go on to sail against the defender 'Te Rehutai', sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand on behalf of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, for the 36th America's Cup, the oldest international sporting trophy.

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Lyme Bay where Lyme Regis Sailing have been battling the waves for 100 years

"LOOKING forward to the next hundred years, while we celebrate the past" was the message from the commodore of Lyme Regis Sailing Club on the anniversary of its first meeting, held on January 8 1921 at Belmont, Pound Street, then the home of Dr Cooper.

Founder members included Juby Wiscombe, great-uncle of the present commodore, Rob Wiscombe.

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Youngsters learning to sail on dry land because the winds in Lyme Bay were too high

LAST week's high winds meant Lyme Regis Sailing Club's youth group could not go out to sea, so they took part in a theory lesson on dry land instead.

Instructors Jim Thomas and Simon Law talking the young sailors through rigging, points of sailing, the five essentials, tacking and gybing on shore and they then practised the basic knots which all sailors use.

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