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THE West Country will next month have its first crewman in the Volvo Ocean (around the world team) Race for a number of years. The Turn the Tide on Plastic boat entry have added another four young sailors to their crusading campaign – including Devon offshore exponent Henry Bomby. The Kingswear youngster will join Dee …

EXETER Rowing Club cemented their position as the top West of England club, in both championship fours and singles events, with their performances at Dartmouth Regatta. Having been neck and neck with Bideford Blues in the race to secure top spot in the fours table, the ten points Exeter secured on the River Dart enabled …

AS THE West of England Championship season moves towards its conclusion at Dartmouth on Thursday, most attention is now focused on the small number of race categories that have still to be decided. Results at Saturday’s regatta in Torquay confirmed a number of championships but still leaves the Men’s Senior A and Senior C titles …

As the swell bumped up slightly from previous days and the sky cleared, conditions looked a little bit nicer and allowed competitors in the QS1,000 Boardmasters, Quiksilver & Roxy Opens to fight for the event titles today. Ella Williams claimed her first event win of the season and a much deserved break from a string …

THE Boardmasters Quiksilver Open launched in wind-affected three-to-four foot surf at Fistral beach with the opening two rounds of the men’s event and the opening round of the women’s Boardmasters Roxy Open getting underway. Competitors made the best of the conditions on offer and put on a good show for the Newquay locals and tourists …

PRO COMPS & SURFERS Boardmasters endeavours to bring the best of music and surfing together in one unique festival experience. Being part of the World Surf League (WSL) qualifying series (QS) guarantees an array of travelling international surfers as well as the best British surfers, all looking to qualify for the World Championship Tour (and enjoy the …

British big wave surfer Tom Lowe has come third in the Puerto Escondido challenge in Mexico, reaching the final of the WSL (World Surf League) 2017 big wave tour.

PLYMOUTH Leander swimmer Ben Proud is the new World swimming 50 metre butterfly champion thanks to a terrific performance at the World championships in Budapest, Hungary. The Devon swimmer who is currently training in Turkey got the perfect start to touch home in a new British Record time of 22.75 seconds. Silver went to Nicholas …