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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 …

From permanently protecting Chile’s Punta de Lobos, to removing thousands of pounds of marine debris at Isla Todos Santos in Baja, to defeating Donald Trump’s seawall for a second time in Ireland – Save The Waves is listing a few of their biggest accomplishments of the year as they reach out to hit a fundraising …

Exeter’s Kirsty Barker, Kate Salmon and Rosalind West have just started their exhaustive training schedule in preparation for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge at the end of next year. The trio have taken on a challenge of a lifetime, entering one of the toughest ocean races in the world which will involve rowing more than 3,000 …

A large number of rowers from the South West were in action at the British Indoor Rowing Championships in London last weekend with many producing some excellent performances against the very best opposition from other parts of the country. Most of the seniors and juniors who raced were attached to rowing clubs in the area, …

Cornish teenager Charlotte Banfield secured a memorable silver medal on her international debut as Team England made a successful first foray into the World Adaptive Surfing Championships. This has been an historic year for English Surfing, following Sport England’s decision to finally recognise Surfing England as the sports National Governing Body, the catalyst for the …

A young offshore racer from the West Country has survived a harrowing knockdown on board a 98-ft yacht to take line honours in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s fourth annual transatlantic race from Lanzarote to Grenada. Cornishman Robin Elsey was a key member of Australian Ludde Ingvall’s multi-national crew on the canting keel maxi, CQS, …