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The dates of the 2018 South West Coastal Rowing League have just been confirmed and will again feature a total of eight regattas spread over the spring and autumn periods. The League racing season for 2018 has again been split into two separate series. The Spring Series starts on April 7 and finishes on May …

Exeter’s top men’s veterans team of Jo Thorpe, David Byrnes, Matt Jacobs and Dan Rowse produced one of the season’s best performances by a West of England crew when they finished as the top Masters C (average age 43) coxless quad at the National Veterans Head of the River Race in London last weekend. The …

Woolacombe-based Lucy Campbell will be crowned UK Pro Surfing Association’s 2017 Women’s Tour champion at a prestigious awards ceremony in Cornwall later this month. The award follows a gruelling seven-month campaign for the Korev sponsored surfer, culminating in a thrilling double gold for Team Korev at Thurso in Scotland. Lucy, alongside her Korev teammate Luke …

With the exception of Exeter all of the 2018 West of England Championship regatta dates have been confirmed, and in keeping with tradition it will be Plymouth that kicks off the season on Saturday, June 9, 2018 and will be followed a week later by Wimbleball Lake (Saturday, June 16). Thankfully there are no clashes …

The West Country was treated to two events last weekend – a time trial head race in fine boats at Totnes last Sunday while sea boat crews were in action at Exmouth in the seventh round of this season’s South West Coastal League. At Totnes there were a total of 135 crews in action over …

Bude surfing star Emily Currie wants to use last week’s second-place finish on the UK Pro Surf Tour as a launchpad to maximising her chances for 2020 Olympic Great Britain surf team qualification. The 20-year-old said: “Being in the Olympics has always been a dream of mine and now that surfing has the opportunity to …

Bude surfing star Emily Currie had her sights set on glory yesterday when she took to the water in Scotland having won the Surf Snowdonia Women’s title last weekend. The best of British surfing were left under no illusions of Currie’s determination last Sunday when the 20-year-old took the win at this year’s penultimate UK …

Officials of the Exmoor-based Wimbleball are struggling to attract new members to their club which they believe is, in part, due to their remote location and the attractions that other sporting organisations in the region are able to offer. Club official Richard Ansell explained: “As a club we need as much publicity as we can …