Watersports


EXMOUTH Rowing Club will host the third round of the South West Coastal League on Saturday, May 5. It has been named the Langstone Approach and will feature 8k races for both men and ladies classes, with masters and mixed competing over a shorter 4k distance. The regatta is open to all seaworthy boats including …

HENRY Bomby admitted to mixed emotions after he finally rounded Cape Horn following one of the most relentless Southern Ocean legs in the history of the Volvo race. The 26-year-old Devon sailor and his colleagues on board the yacht, Turn The Tide On Plastic, have endured a miserable week. News that a member of the …

WEST Country circumnavigators Annie Lush and Abby Ehler were celebrating as their yacht, Team Brunel, took the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race after a navigational gamble appeared to pay off. With the fleet of six one-design 65-footers closing down on the latest leg finish in Auckland, the Dutch-flagged boat, with Weymouth Olympian Lush and …

FOUR friends from their days at University have just completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, rowing more than 3,000 nautical miles across the world’s second-largest ocean from San Sebastian in La Gomera to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua. Mark Gibson, the skipper of nine-metre Nuts Over The Atlantic, designated medic Steve Baker and his …

A SURFING student found time to set up his own live-streaming company while studying for his degree. Tyler Worth, who studied the surf science and technology foundation degree at Cornwall College Newquay, has formed Stream Freedom Ltd, a pioneering mobile broadcasting company. During his degree, Tyler developed Stream Freedom based on a growing involvement with …

ONE OF the West Country’s most tragic sporting mysteries is probed in a new film to be released this week, starring Colin Firth. The Mercy tells the story of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968. The title comes from the sailor’s enigmatic last entry in his …

ONE OF the West Country’s most experienced inshore racers is off to the Arabian Peninsula this week in a bid to win the latest edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour. Stevie Morrison has taken part in the regatta before but his past involvement in a two-week programme, which mixes both inshore and offshore …

Health concerns have led to Weymouth Olympian Annie Lush being pulled off the crew of a Volvo Ocean Race yacht taking part in an around-the-world competition. Lush, who represented Great Britain in the Elliott six-metre women’s match racing event at London 2012, was injured during the third leg of the Volvo from Cape Town to …