A walk with the FT: the South Downs with Graham Swift

The writer, who takes his favourite walk ‘half a dozen times a year, at least – in all weathers’, talks about England, war and the stuff of life

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Cool ski kit

From lightweight helmets and boots to high-tech hoodies and safety airbags, these items are a must-have for skiing holidays

Amir Khan spars with Aisha Zia
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FT Masterclass: Boxing with Amir Khan

The former world champion invites Aisha Zia to ‘hit me in the face’. Can she land a glove on the Bolton-based fighter?

Superbike racing with Jenny Tinmouth

What’s it like to ride with an ‘adrenalin junkie’, just back from stunt doubling on ‘Mission: Impossible 5’?

Ian Livingstone, left, and Daniel Thomas go head to head in Livingstone’s study
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Board gaming with Ian Livingstone

He co-founded Games Workshop, imported ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ and helped bring Lara Croft to life. Now the godfather of gaming demonstrates his back-stabbing skills as he takes on the FT’s Daniel Thomas

Thomas Teffri-Chambelland arranging the displays in the Paris boulangerie
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Boulangerie with Thomas Teffri-Chambelland

With two artisanal bakeries – and a mill – to his name, who better to teach Anna Brooke the tricky art of making gluten-free bread rise?

Malcolm Gladwell
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Running with the FT: Malcolm Gladwell

The writer’s feet are almost as quick as his mind: he’s a former champion who still competes

Mark Bailey and Sam Torrance
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Putting with Sam Torrance

The champion golfer enjoyed the finest moment of his career in the Ryder Cup – holing the putt, in 1985, that sealed Europe’s first victory in 28 years. Now Europe’s vice-captain, he shows how to sharpen his short game at Gleneagles

Nigel Short and Sol Campbell chat over a friendly game of chess
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Chess grandmaster class: Nigel Short versus Sol Campbell

The British grandmaster challenged fellow chess player and former footballer Sol Campbell to a friendly match. But could the England defensive great outmanoeuvre an opponent who once went head to head with Garry Kasparov?

Saab chief test pilot Hans Einerth and Carola Hayos
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How to fly a fighter jet with the FT

Saab’s chief test pilot Hans Einerth demonstrates how to walk, talk and fly like a real ‘Top Gun’

FT Masterclass: Fencing with James Davis

One of the rising stars of British fencing has built a career on a childhood love of his ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber

Trimaran set to take round Britain record

Oman Sail’s Musandam already two hours inside course record

Bertha puts UK sailing record in sight

Trimaran Musandam screams ahead of the 28-strong fleet

FT Masterclass: One-wall handball with Joe Durso

An all-time great in the hard and fast world of American handball breaks in John O’Connor. Ouch!

French trimaran wins Artemis Challenge

Prince-de-Bretagne first in 50-mile dash round Isle of Wight

FT Masterclass: Frisbee with Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp

The design genius behind the hugely successful scrapbooking site shows his moves. But can he demonstrate the tricky ‘flick’ he honed as a college champion?

FT Masterclass: Rugby training with Katy Mclean

The England skipper leads her squad through 90 minutes of ‘utter beasting’ before next week’s Women’s Rugby World Cup

Pursuits special: Women at the top of their game

London 2012 cycling champion Laura Trott sets her sights on the Commonwealth Games while England women’s rugby captain Katy Mclean gets ready for next week’s Women’s Rugby World Cup

FT Masterclass: Sailing with Shirley Robertson

Jeremy Taylor gets in the mood for Cowes Week with the double Olympic gold-medallist

Sailing special: From St Petersburg to Cowes

As the Extreme Sailing Series hits Russia, Roman Hagara puts Henry Foy through his paces. PLUS: On the eve of Cowes Week, Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson takes the helm for an FT Masterclass

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