Watersports


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 …

The International Surfing Association (ISA) have announced an agreement with the World Surf League (WSL) on the qualification principles for surfing in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, ensuring the participation of the world’s best surfers from the WSL Championship Tour (CT) as well as promoting universal opportunities for surfers around the world. In principle, …

The year of 2017 marked an end of an era at Plymouth Diving with a number of high-profile departures. Andy Banks, the coach who led Tom Daley to a world title and Olympic bronze medal, left the UK and took up a role with Diving Australia. Banks, who had coached in Britain for more than …

The last 12 months has seen a number of successes and changes in the West Country across all levels of competition. Despite losing head coach Jon Rudd, who took up a director of swimming role in Ireland, Plymouth Leander appointed Robin Armayan, who now runs the world class swimming programme at Plymouth College, dubbed the …