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Month February, 2008

Blokart Speed Record Set in Cornwall

Kevin Meyers in blokart

A Cornish man became the fastest man in Europe in a Blokart when he broke the speed record during a stormy session at Perranporth airfield.Kevin Meyers, who famously crossed the Gobi Desert by Blokart last year, headed out onto the exposed airfield on a particularly blustery day to see how fast he could go.Just getting started in such ferocious conditions proved a

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Emerald Eruption

Duncan Scott surfs Mullagmore Head. Photo by Mickey Smith

Newquay surfer Duncan Scott tells his story of the day when Mullaghmore Head, the sleeping giant of Irish big-wave surfing, reignited on a record-breaking North Atlantic swell.After years of fleeting glimpses of the Emerald Isles’ heavy water potential, on 1 December the Irish Marine Institute’s West Galway buoys topped 48 ft (14m) and finally showcased

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Categories: Surfing

Surfers Nominated For Big Wave Awards

Al Mennie surfs Aileens

The tow surfing pair of Duncan Scott (Newquay, Cornwall) and Alistair Mennie (Portrush, Northern Ireland) have been nominated for the 2008 Billabong International XXL Big Wave Awards. The XXL nomination follows their record-breaking session at Mullaghmore Head, in Donegal Bay, on 1 December 2007, where the pair rode waves between 55 to 60 feet high, the biggest waves

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Categories: Surfing

Ainslie on Top of the World

Ben Ainslie is world champ again

Britain’s top Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie, one of the most decorated British athletes heading for the Olympic Games in China this summer, has won the World title in the Finn dinghy for the fifth time.It’s quite an accomplishment for the 30-year-old sailor who grew up in Cornwall. Never in the 58-year history of the Olympic Finn class, has a competitor won five

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Categories: Sailing

Rowers Set to Cross Atlantic

Atlantic Rowers

A team of rowers from the Isles of Scilly have officially launched their campaign to break the world record for a transatlantic crossing.The four-man team gathered at the Penlee RNLI lifeboat station ahead of their attempt to beat the record for crossing the Atlantic from New York to the Bishop Rock Lighthouse.Five people are training for the row, though only four will

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Tide Times on the Go

Mobiletide

Surfers in Cornwall and around the world are set to benefit from a new tide prediction program for mobile phones launched by a local company.ashortwalk, best known for their wall-mounted tide clocks and coastal weather stations, have launched mobiletide - an innovative new tide prediction program for mobile phones.“mobiletide is a simple to use, one-off program

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Action Packed Year at Watergate

Kitesurfing at Watergate

An action packed calendar of beach sports events makes Watergate Bay one of Cornwall's adventure sports hotspots in 2008.Already famous as one of the country’s best venues for top-level surfing and kitesurfing competitions, the Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay will host a wide-range of beach sports events this year, including the return of beach polo and an

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Categories: Adventure Sports


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