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Month January, 2008

Motoring in Morocco

Trailquest team

A group of motorcyclists from Cornwall are embarking on an ambitious expedition to locate the ‘lost’ Foreign Legion Forts in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.The major expedition will be led by Trailquest, which operates remote access motorcycle tours and expedition training courses in Devon and Cornwall. The trip was officially launched in January at Ocean BMW

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Sailors Set for Transat

Transat sailing

The first of many competitors have officially signed up to take part in the famous Artemis Transat – the world’s oldest solo yacht race which departs from Sutton Harbour, Plymouth in May.The event will see some of the world’s best yachtsmen race single-handedly 2,800 miles across the notoriously treacherous North Atlantic from Plymouth to Boston (USA).

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Categories: Sailing

Ainslie gets the nod for Beijing

Ben Ainslie

Double Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie, who discovered his love for sailing while growing up in Cornwall, will have the chance to defend his Olympic crown in Beijing. The 30-year-old is one of nine sailors officially selected by the British Olympic Association to compete at the 2008 Games.Ainslie along with Devon based 49er World Champions Stevie Morrison-Ben Rhodes

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Categories: Sailing

Top Honours for Sir Robin

Robin Knox-Johnston © onEdition

South West sailor Robin Knox-Johnston was announced Raymarine/YJA Yachtsman of the year at the London Boat Show in January.Last year Sir Robin, who has close links with Devon and Cornwall, completed the Velux 5 Oceans Race at the tender age of 68, almost 40 years after his original (the first non-stop) solo navigation of the world.This initial historic attempt in 1969

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Categories: Sailing

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