Sailing


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 …

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, …

For most people following the Clipper around-the-world leg from Cape Town to Fremantle, the prospect of West Country skipper Bob Beggs leading his ‘rookie’ crew of fare-paying passengers to the podium had long disappeared. They could trace that moment back to when the experienced Torpoint yachtsman turned around to assist a rival yacht that had …

After coming agonisingly close in previous editions, double Laser World champion Nick Thompson has finally added the European title to his logbook. Thompson knew that consistency would be key to clinching victory on Spanish waters and he posted a string of top ten results to keep himself firmly in the medal mix. “The regatta has …

Torbay hosted the Royal Yachting Association’s South West Zone Championships, with the Royal Torbay Yacht Club and Paignton Sail- ing Club combining for a programme of five dinghy events as well as windsurfing races. The regatta was mirrored across the UK by eight other zone meetings which attracted hundreds of the country’s most promising youngsters. …

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 …