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Month September, 2007

Top Sailor Honoured


Ben Ainslie was awarded an Honorary Degree from Southampton Solent University at the Southampton Boat Show in September.Double Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie MBE OBE, who is from Cornwall, received the honorary Doctorate on the opening day of the annual Southampton Boat Show, in a twist on the traditional university graduation ceremony.The award was made on the same

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Categories: Sailing

Sail Antarctica

Fedor Konyukhov

Famous Russian sailor Fedor Konyukhov is currently in Falmouth in Cornwall preparing for his world record breaking attempt to circumnavigate Antarctica.Konyukhov aims to become the first person to sail solo around Antarctica. Starting in January 2008 from Albany, Western Australia, the 56 year-old yachtsman will endeavour to sail his 27 metre (88') yacht Trading

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Categories: Sailing

Mountain Boards

Scrub board

There are a huge variety of mountain boards out there, so here at Adventure Cornwall we’ve decided to give you a few examples of what’s on offer. From the beginners board to the experienced rider’s choice, and even something a little different, here are some of the best tools for cruising down a hill.Srub Quasar 2The Scrub Quasar2 is the reincarnation of

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Tom Kirkman Profile

Mountain boarder Tom Kirkman goes large - image courtesy of Fat Face

He's the world's best mountain boarder, been top his game for three years and is still only 19-years-old. We chat to Cornwall's very own Tom Kirkman about his phenomenal success. AC: How did you get into mountain boarding? TK: When I was 13 my dad and I started a small skateboard shop. Actually, it was more like a youth club than a shop! After about a year

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Dirt Surfing

Mountain boarder Joel Treliving - courtesy of Trampa Boards

Cornwall and Mountain Boarding go together like… umm… gravity and a grazed knee. Adventure Cornwall explores the Cornish roots of the modern, super cool board sport. What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a monster, is it a monster?Well, if it’s a hill in Cornwall it might be the beast of Bodmin Moor. But it’s more than likely to be a

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Zapcats Come to Cornwall

Zapcats in action at Watergate Bay

Zapcats will once again entertain spectators as they thrash through the waves at Watergate Bay in the final two rounds of the National Zapcat Championships.The powerful inflatable catamarans will be tearing through the surf again on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October as the prestigious race series is completed at the Extreme Academy.Crews will be racing to decide the

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Categories: Adventure Sports

World Mountain Bike Championships

Mountain Biker

Mountain bikers this month looked north to Fort William in Scotland, where the world top riders competed at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. The event, sponsored by Nissan Sports Adventure, attracted an estimated 8000 spectators to finals day, which saw France’s Julien Absalon retain his World Championship title in the Elite Cross Country race.

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Categories: Cycling & Mountain Biking

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