Watersports


KITE-SURFING finally achieves recognition as an Olympic discipline this week when the Devon family at the top of the sport get the chance to showcase their skills in Denmark. Steph Bridge and her Exmouth sons, Guy and Olly, will make their Hempel Sailing World Championships debut ahead of the kites proposed inclusion in the Paris …

A TEAM of four are tackling the Jurassic Coast – with a twist. Instead of walking or running the route, they will be racing an ocean rowing boat 60km in the sea below the cliffs, to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The team, named Atlantic Discovery, are doing the Jurassic Coast Challenge in …

ANDREA Ayres is aiming to become only the second person ever to complete one of the West Country’s most daring swims. Devon-based Andrea will be attempting to swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly at the end of July to raise funds for sea bird conservation. Andrea, who works for the RSPB, said: “I …

POOLE sailor Richard Mason switches his attention to Cascais this coming weekend against a host of international crews with SAP Extreme Sailing Team who, after a tough couple of events, are out to prove themselves. Having emerged triumphant in 2017, the SAP Team returns for yet another epic on the water battle. An experienced 470 …

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 …