Watersports


LANGSTONE hosted the latest Jurassic Gig Rowing League Regatta at Northney Marina, Hayling Island last week. Strong winds were a feature of the day, with six tight anti clockwise turns the easily viewed course proved to be a challenge for all crew coxes. A record number of crews and supporters crammed onto the foreshore at …

POOLE sailor Richard Mason will be competing in Barcelona this coming weekend against a host of international crews with SAP Extreme Sailing Team. Having emerged triumphant in 2017, SAP Extreme Sailing Team returns for yet another epic on the water battle. An experienced 470 and F18 sailor, Mason also competed in the 2014 Solitaire du …

WEYMOUTH Rowing Club’s under-16s and ladies vets both achieved first places at last week’s Swanage regatta with all crews fighting hard for their positions, both in the regatta as a whole, and for Weymouth’s place in the Jurassic League. The under-16 crew (pictured) were in front from start to finish and their result was never …

LYME Regis Gig Club shook up the gig rowing community with a landmark victory in the CPGA Men’s Veteran Championships on Sunday, becoming the first non-Cornish crew to win a CPGA major championships. This year’s event, hosted by Brixham gig club saw 15 mens and 18 ladies crews compete, including the elite crews and winners …

A SUPERB performance by Plymouth Leander has seen them regain the National Arena Swimming League title at the international pool in Cardiff. Leander finished 83 points in front of Guildford City with Millfield, Somerset, 26 points adrift in third place. The meet was also a personal triumph for coach Robin Armayan in his first full …

IT HAS already been an amazing 12 months for the Cornish Pilot Gig Association and this weekend’s 29th World Championships on the Isles of Scilly should be the cream on the top. The country’s fastest growing sport now boasts almost 70 clubs – Portishead, Newhaven, London Cornish and Rowhedge (Essex) are among the latest ones …

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 …