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Woolacombe-based Lucy Campbell will be crowned UK Pro Surfing Association’s 2017 Women’s Tour champion at a prestigious awards ceremony in Cornwall later this month. The award follows a gruelling seven-month campaign for the Korev sponsored surfer, culminating in a thrilling double gold for Team Korev at Thurso in Scotland. Lucy, alongside her Korev teammate Luke …

With the exception of Exeter all of the 2018 West of England Championship regatta dates have been confirmed, and in keeping with tradition it will be Plymouth that kicks off the season on Saturday, June 9, 2018 and will be followed a week later by Wimbleball Lake (Saturday, June 16). Thankfully there are no clashes …

The West Country was treated to two events last weekend – a time trial head race in fine boats at Totnes last Sunday while sea boat crews were in action at Exmouth in the seventh round of this season’s South West Coastal League. At Totnes there were a total of 135 crews in action over …

Bude surfing star Emily Currie wants to use last week’s second-place finish on the UK Pro Surf Tour as a launchpad to maximising her chances for 2020 Olympic Great Britain surf team qualification. The 20-year-old said: “Being in the Olympics has always been a dream of mine and now that surfing has the opportunity to …

Bude surfing star Emily Currie had her sights set on glory yesterday when she took to the water in Scotland having won the Surf Snowdonia Women’s title last weekend. The best of British surfing were left under no illusions of Currie’s determination last Sunday when the 20-year-old took the win at this year’s penultimate UK …

Officials of the Exmoor-based Wimbleball are struggling to attract new members to their club which they believe is, in part, due to their remote location and the attractions that other sporting organisations in the region are able to offer. Club official Richard Ansell explained: “As a club we need as much publicity as we can …

Bideford Reds have just introduced a new ‘Explore Rowing’ initiative to bring more rowers into the club in an effort to increase its membership. The scheme has been introduced by Luis Wilkins, the new rowing captain, who has taken over from Dave Copp, and he is keen to attract all ages of rower to the …

Crews from the Mayflower Offshore Club in Plymouth and the Shaldon-based Teign Scullers have returned from a successful visit to the World Coastal Championships where a number of their crews made the main A finals. It was all about crashes, navigation and technical proficiency on the six-kilometre course in Thonon les Bains on Lake Geneva …